It's been a long time since I last created a painting. I am very excited and very nervous. I wonder what will come out of these finger tips.
I am going to take you through my process:
I have decided not to bore people with the canvas stretching. After I stretched the canvas and coated it with gesso, I sketch my tree onto the canvas lightly with a #2 pencil.
I have decided to give this painting an abstract look by using various brush technics. So to protect my tree from this somewhat messy paint technics I plan to use I brush on rubber cement on to the tree I just sketched.
I am careful not go out of the lines that I have sketched. The rubber cement seals the canvas are so that paint is unable to get on this area. I plan on throwing some paint on the canvas that will make texture.
I lightly brush gold paint on to the main area of the canvas. This will be the 'burning' area.
Then I put an extra layer of different colored paints to give a to give the painting more dynamic. I following up with splattering of blue paint.
Meanwhile the area of the tree I do not want painted is safely hiding under the paint.
Stayed tuned... more to come