Hi everyone just finished a painting and thought to show my processes. Still experimenting with the medium so if you have any tips please feel free to leave a comment.
I spray workable fixative on the canvas to prevent it from smudging. I use Krylon workable fixative.
After that ...sorry I left the painting sitting for 3 weeks and forgot I was doing a photolog and continued painting without taking photographs. Anyhow filled in the other colours and did gradients, blending was done by mixing 3-4 shades of colours from dark to light and blending as quickly as possible. The hats were done twice over because the first time the gradients weren't successful.
I use the Daler-Rowney Artists' Picture Varnish to seal the painting. It took forever to dry with 3 coats of varnish since it was raining everyday, got impatient with the 1st and 2nd so it is not perfect (not going to state what mishaps I had lol) and the last coat I waited about 2 weeks for it to dry properly.
'No Ordinary Dunce' is available in my Etsy shop here: No Ordinary Dunce - Original Pop Painting
Completed on 31 Dec 2010, though the varnish only dried 2 days back. Added a sawtooth hanger on the back.
I hope you enjoyed this!