I'm stretching "truth in advertising" a bit when I claim I can do it in 10 easy steps but I am going to try . . . maybe 11 just in case. Fair enough? Let's start with the idea. As you know if you have followed my blog that I love anything to do with textiles. And just so happens I got a new student who is a quilter and a collector of antique quilts. There is a god. I was running out of linens from my own collection. She loaned me two of her prize possessions to paint and I jumped right in. This sentence should be followed by "where fools fear to tread." When you see the quilt, you'll know what I mean.
First Step: Working on a 16"x20" toned canvas, I began sketching in with raw umber and turpenoid. I blocked in the dark areas with very thin transparent paint and lifted a few lights. I will be posting everyday as I continue with this painting so following along and be sure to ask questions.