Friday, August 20, 2010
For the Birds
How are you?
I've been working on lots of birds lately. I know they've been done and they are a bit overdone...but I really enjoy them. I like how this one looks as though it's glowing.
I worked on making my own gesso yesterday. I used to make it regularly and I had so many issues with cracking that I stopped. I thought I would give it another try. Needless to say it was an epic fail.
I'm not going to give up on it though. I have lots of ideas for some new work, and the pre-made gesso just isn't going to work for this.
If you've never drawn, or painted, on hand made gesso I highly suggest you do so. It creates a truly beautiful surface to work on.
Well, it's feeling a bit fall like today. a little peek into what's to come. I love it. Hope everyone has a good weekend :)