I had a commission for an abstract painting.
I have never done an abstract before...
at least not on purpose ;-)
I made a wood canvas 24x32"
And gesso-ed it.
Val had sent me a picture...
I knew I wanted lots of texture,
so I made an omelet
and dried the eggshells in the oven.
I used modeling paste and a knife
to "paint' a picture and pushed the crushed eggshells
in the bottom border.
Next, I waited.
And waited...it took 2 days in our
rainy, cold weather to dry.
The gesso again.
Then I hauled it outside for the messy part.
Black paint over everything.
And then rinse it off...
and let it dry again.
Then paint, sand, paper, paint, scrub...
over and over until...
Try the eggshells...