13 April 2007

Gesso panels

I started painting some gesso panels today for my bedroom, based on the designs of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh.

Initial sketches

Transferring the rough outlines to canvas

Completed drawing on canvas

Gesso and beads added to canvas
Applying the gesso was trickier than I thought it would be, but I eventually spooned some into a little plastic bag, then cut off the corner and squeezed.

Beginning to paint the details
Once everything has been painted, I will add some wood wax and rub it off to give an aged appearance.

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