Saturday, 12 May 2012
Process photos for painting the quilt which is on the quilt.
Extra stitching was added to give depth and solidity to the area behind her lower back and bum.
Below: The first few coats of paint. I use acrylic paint and build up washes. There are no easy answers to the question I'm often asked which is "how". You just keep plugging away until you get the effect you want.
The quilt is absorbent so it takes layers of paint and sometimes I let these dry between coats and sometimes I don't. I don't use gel or gesso, I don't mix anything with the paint except water. I like the effect but you need patience.
It also helps me enormously because by putting up a photo, I can get a better picture of what needs to be done. It kind of gives me distance and a clarified view.
at May 12, 2012
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