I recently started on a project that is different from what I normally do. I’ve been doing a lot of yard-saling lately searching for storage shelves for my studio. I found this old–well, I’m going to call it a coat hanger. It was priced at $5, but I payed $3.
It’s not often that paintings are functional, so I thought it would be cool to paint something on the panel. I found a reference photo, and drew my version of the scene on the panel.
After drawing the image, I sprayed it with fixative to keep the pencil marks from coming off when I applied a layer of burnt sienna. I like painting on a layer of burnt sienna for two reasons. First, it is a mid-tone so it helps me to accurately see the true values (lights and darks) of the colors I use. Second, sometimes the burnt sienna shows through a bit in the final painting, and it looks pretty cool.
I do realize that it’s a bit early to be thinking about coats, but when the time comes, you can bet that I’ll be prepared! In the mean time, I can use this thing for bags, and other stuff like that. Stay tuned for the results of this project. I plan on using a top-secret technique to add some texture…but I’m willing to share it with you!