Today, I’ve been continuing to work on this large canvas which I started a couple of weeks ago. It’s quite a challenge – not just because of its size (30 x 40 inches), but because of the subject matter I’ve chosen. Rulers and straight lines are not my friends. We’re barely acquaintances. I chose this scene from one of the photos of our visit to New York City because of the red pillars. I played around with Photoshop to place my photo of a model in a red coat into this city scene. Now I’m becoming very familiar with rulers, and sadly, we’re still not friends… I can’t wait to move on to a new painting that has no need for straight lines and rulers! Meanwhile, here’s a few photos of this particular work-in-progress, taken just a couple of hours ago.
Here I’m spraying my pastel with diluted PVA size and I quickly realized I needed to lay this canvas flat, as the color began to run. Oops!