A Cardboard Painting of a Woman. Lesson #5: Preparing the Ground.
Last week, Meral painted the cardboard white. We were using time wisely while waiting for the basecoat to dry on her official portrait.
Then. We worked on the couch pose a bit more before putting a coat of blue on the cardboard for good luck.
Last night, I needed to warm-up before putting in the next stage of color on the portrait.So, I used the cardboard to make a quick sketch of Meral. It was a nice way to reintroduce myself to my pallete. At first, she hated it. But, then I fixed the drawing. Now she likes it more than the "real" picture.
You may recognize my red chair. While painting last night, I realized how beautiful Meral's portrait was turning out. Which is when I fell through the seat....