Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Red Poppies Step One

A painting attempt that failed to work out provided the surface for a new painting. I had heard of oil painters trying this technique, but I had not tried it with pastel.

Wallis paper is so hardy! I scrubbed off the old painting with an old toothbrush and then wet it to really open up the tooth of the paper.

Here you see the old bits of my first painting with a vine charcoal drawing on top.

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