12 x 12 oil on board- grisaille
After a number of small plein air pastel paintings of this scene I decided I was ready to begin a studio painting. On Saturday I made the detailed drawing for this, but after I transferred it to the board I decided to change it in order to create more distance.The board on which I paint has many thin layers of gesso, sanded between layers to make a super smooth surface. The paint was applied with brushes, a cloth, Q-tips and fingers, different tools for different effects.
Yesterday was varnishing day. All the paintings now sit to dry in flat files. It helps to keep the cat hair off the paintings.