Current set up for cloudy day painting 🖌️ In the background: resin casts of tree bark, big sun glasses, a tiny dinosaur, and a mannequin hand holding a heart model 🖐️
I have a few oil paintings and sculptures that I’ve been working on for years. They’re projects just for me, no deadlines. Sometimes I don’t touch them for months, and I have to wash off a layer of dust before diving back in. It’s like seeing an old friend or talking with a past version of myself. This one is finally getting close to done. Still needs tiny pupils for those tiny eyes #wip
Detail pic of Peggy. I used soft pastels to add blush to her cheeks.
Fill primer is a spray paint that fills in small cracks so that an extremely smooth surface can be achieved after sanding. Wetsanding helps keep the sandpaper from clogging and also prevents dust from getting into the air.
The sharpie dot marks where I’ll add the next fin. I’ll start by drilling a hole so I can make sure to get the most solid bond possible between the fresh and cured clay.
First layer of oils on a wood burned panel. After it dries, I’ll start adding more dimension/ detail.