On My Easel - Two Geishas - original oil pastel figurative in progress
Here's a little of what I was working on today. The support looks like canvas, but isn't. I applied gesso to panel with a bristle brush that one would use to paint woodwork. With the first layer going up and down, and the next one side to side, the effect is more like canvas. I only needed two layers because the panel was already gessoed. It's really fun and instructive to paint a 7 x 5" because it's so intimate and also easier to work out problems or go in a different direction. For instance, I'm now more interested in the geisha in the back and want to explore that a little more, possibly in a larger piece. I think it's the values that are appealing in the back geisha. For me, it's always the values! Will probably finish this on Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by!