Photo of Vehicle
Good afternoon. Thought I would share with you the process of starting a painting. This painting is started and here is how it began. I took a trip to Home Depot and purchsed some hardboard and had it cut into panels. Usually these panels are 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick 15 x24 or 12x27. Once I get them home I will paint them with a Gesso(usually two coats) and sand it between coats. I use a light sand paper to do this.
I took a photo copy of photograph I had of a 50's Pontiac and did a reveraal print on wood. I use a mate medium on the non photo side of the photo copy and attach it to the wood. Letting it dry for 24 hours I then remove the layers of paper using water and a piece of cloth. It takes awhile but eventually you will see a image and after many hours of rubbing and drying you have what I have achieved. Once I am happy with the image I am ready to use watercolors to highlight the Pontiac. I left the background unfinished because I will use a different medium for that. Last step is to spray the car with a varnish to protect the watercolors.
Will have another blog when more of painting is done. Have a blessed week. See ya!