I’m having some fun and thought I’d share.
1st you put on a layer of Marble Medium – using the knife you smooth it out like icing a cake. The next step is to block out the image you are working on, adding more medium where you want and taking it away in others. It is like a shallow relief sculpture. When dry this medium is quite matte.
This medium is not too attractive and I painted it when it was dry. Using dry brush you can layer the paint almost immediately with a light touch of one colour over another. I like to work from dark to light.
Block out the deepest and darkest colours 1st – if you are following my reasoning. At a certain point I moved away from the brush to a the palette Knife to complete the layers. You can build with the knife and you can insure the paint stays only on the top layer as well.
Eventually I put my painting on my easel. I think it is important to walk back and forth to assess the colours and shapes. Because this piece was small I could work on it on the table for quite a while. It isn’t finished but you can see it will be soon.
Once more I am working from a photo from the website – Paint My Photo.