So it seems to me that I put the cart before the horse.
And since I am trying to show how I work, I might as well go the the beginning and then get to the final stages.
So here goes.
I start with a sketch on the canvas.
I work from photos of the subject that I took at the studio. When I sketch the subject I add the elements that will represent some of the subjects traits.
When I start I don't always know where I am heading with the painting. I have a general idea which I am aiming for but changes happen and at times the painting takes it's own direction, and I need to follow.
Once the sketch is done, I spray the canvas with workable fixative. I use Prisma color pencils for the sketch and it needs to be sprayed, other wise once I add any oil base medium they will smear.
Now that the sketch is finished, I start painting.
Next blog I will continue the story.
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