Reusing a canvas


It’s a fairly common composition for me

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

I’ve taken the painting Joy and have applied a white gesso over much of the surface, scraping away some to reveal the dark, original painting. It’s almost a grisaille technique.

The next stage was adding the blues and greens. I’ve added more texture, which surprised me — i’m surprised to find myself wanting the effect. I ended up using my fingers — i’ve more control, and was able to remove the texture of the brush strokes and get a more smooth surface in some of the more gel-rich sections. I love the blue, but plan on this being more green. I’ll do some glazing in yellow next.

(Paint2006.01-060204-Joy)

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