Sunday, July 12, 2009

Barnyard Mayhem

This piece is 30" x 40" on illustration board. It has three layers of gesso and four layers of gel medium to seal the board, as well as sealing on the edges. Oil pastel can get into the fibers of an illustration board, so the multiple sealings keep everything where it should be. The background is acrylic around the drawing. This one will have a surprise in the bottom right corner, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, there is a very special cat that is waiting to appear on the next piece, and as a message to his loving caregivers, his board is 30" x 42" and is getting the multiple sealings, as well. This process can take up to a week as each layer must dry thoroughly before the next layer can be applied.
So very much fun!

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