On my last post I discussed and illustrated how I go about creating a source image for a painting, normally a large studio work. That final reference image for the new panting tentatively titled “Yellow MMZ in morning light” is below. I’m ready to begin the new work and today I’ve taken the first step in my working process, getting the drawing on the panel. I’ve prepared a mounted linen on panel in my customary manner. You can read more about that in greater detail on my website at www.baldassinifineart.com/studionotes2.html
|Reference image for new painting|
With my post-image production done, I convert the image to grayscale using the Channel Mixer function and/or channel-blending operations (more info on that in a previous post). The grayscale image is then scaled up to actual size and output to lightweight presentation paper on a large format inkjet printer. The print is then trimmed and attached to my panel with a large piece of Sally’s Graphite Transfer Paper sandwiched in between. I then trace the essential lines and shapes with a red ballpoint pen and my drawing is nicely transferred to the panel and ready to be underpainted. The drawing is shown below. Note that I have purposely darkened the image so it will display better on the post.
|Drawing on linen mounted panel|
More in-progress action on the next post.
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