The so-so painting washed off in the previous post became the painting you see in the top photo.
In the bottom photo, you can see how I turned the panel with its ghost image upside down before I put the charcoal sketch in.
The dark ground frustrated me and I felt like getting the lights to come through was an aerobic exercise! In the end, the entire painting feels pretty dark and I think that next time I will wash
over the ghost with gesso to lighten it up before I apply pastel again.
The first painting on this panel I did earlier this year at the Susan Ogilvie workshop I did down in Springfield, OR at the Emerald Arts Center. Click here to see the original painting.
Have you painted over old panels? What helped you succeed?