|Painting with Gesso|
The weather here is changeable and they are forecasting thunderstorms for later today, so I have plowed ahead with this 'work of art'. Before leaving for my Monday morning art group, I painted the surface with black gesso. I wanted a black surface for the background color. I chose black gesso as it would seal the plaster so that it will not absorb paint and would allow the paint to retain it's gloss. After painting I realized there were a couple of areas where the design was 'flat' - the result of trying to get that last bit of Dap out of the tube! So a bit of repair work was done with the hope that it would be dry enough to paint by noon.
|The Base Coat Completed|
|Adding the 'show through' colors|