Thursday, March 28, 2013

Birch Forest Part I






I've always enjoyed watching people paint, looking at paintings and even trying to paint myself. It's a way for me to rest my hands of needlecraft yet still express creativity.

This is the end product of a tutorial by Amy Pearce. Her video is very clear and concise. She doesn't skip steps either like some tutorials do. These are my steps that I took to create this painting. Part I is setting up the canvas.


Materials

  • 18 x 24" canvas
  • gesso
  • gesso brush or old flat brush
  • fine grit sandpaper

Method

  1.  Shake gesso really well. This step is important.
  2. Using your gesso brush, apply a thin layer of gesso to your canvas.
  3. Let this dry and wash your brush.
  4. Sand the surface of the canvas lightly. Remove the dust from the canvas by blowing, tapping or brushing it off.
  5. Repeat the above process two more times. Your canvas is now ready to be painted.
I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

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