Sunday, September 28, 2008

Start to Finish

Bird Skull on a cut out page. Gesso and watercolours.

Gesso is a new beast that is a joy to tackle. Usuaully I sketch it out, outline what I want in india ink, and slap on some watercolour. Now, I have to sketch it out, apply several layers of gesso, wait almost a day, then apply the first bit of colour. After all that some more gesso goes down and the waiting begins anew. With all that time I actually end up thinking about the end product a bit more. Who knows where that'll lead.

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