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Monday, November 12, 2012

"The Bartletts" Oil Painting

"The Barletts"
10 x 8 Oil on Panel
I think I am done with this painting, which I am calling "The Barletts."  It is the first painting I have ever done where I used charcoal to draw a sketch first. (I usually draw with paint.)  Well, I learned the hard way that you must fix the charcoal and let it dry completely before painting.  I didn't and the charcoal mixed in with my paint and the charcoal drawing still shows through in places, if you look closely.  Nonetheless, I found it more relaxing and fun to paint this way because I had already done the drawing underneath. 
Lesson learned:  fix your charcoal drawing and let it dry completely. 

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