Prepped and waiting on the sidelines……

I have a 22″ x 30″ piece of heavy weight watercolor paper that I originally was going to use watercolors on but after drawing on it, I decided to try something new. 

Since the sketch took me quite a bit of time and I didn’t want to lose it, I decided to take a Sharpie extra fine marker to my drawing then gesso over it. I’ve done this on several paintings before using acrylics and was quite pleased with the final product. My choice of using oils this time is because acrylics always dry so fast on my palette and now that we’re heading into summer, I want to alleviate my frustration. If any of you have tried this technique or have other thoughts, I would love to hear from you. 

Terrill Welch, Ceative Potager, recently painted red poppies by the sea and did a beautiful job! I get so much out of seeing how other artists handle the same subject matter and it will be interesting to see how my “poppies in a vineyard” come out.

2 thoughts on “Prepped and waiting on the sidelines……

  1. Nice prelim sketch! For acrylics I’ve been brushing on “Slo-Dri” gel medium when needed over the area I’m working on. If that’s still drying too fast I use Golden Open over the Slo-Dri. Looking at the size your working with, oils seems right. I’ll be interested to see how it goes! Good luck.

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