THE PROCESS  

steps to making a painting

 

Everyone always asks about how I make my mixed media paintings, so I finally documented the process all the way through for one painting. To read more about this painting, you can view the following blog posts:

 

Painting in Progress

Finished Painting

Growth

Broken Pieces

Restored Under The Oakes
Restored Under The Oakes

finished mixed media painting

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Thumbnail Sketch, Planning & Notes
Thumbnail Sketch, Planning & Notes
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Sewing the Fabric Together
Sewing the Fabric Together
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Sealing the Fabric onto the Canvas
Sealing the Fabric onto the Canvas
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Finished Surface
Finished Surface

ready to begin painting

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Actual Needle and Thread
Actual Needle and Thread

binding up torn fabric

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Painting Transparently Over Fabric
Painting Transparently Over Fabric

using Liquin mixed into my oils to thin the paint and allow the fabric to show through.

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Cracked and Broken Vessel
Cracked and Broken Vessel

painted with oil on fabric

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Preliminary Drawing
Preliminary Drawing
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Preliminary Drawing
Preliminary Drawing
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Partially Completed Image Areas
Partially Completed Image Areas
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Preliminary Drawing
Preliminary Drawing
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Painting on the Fabric
Painting on the Fabric
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Finished Images in Fabric Blocks
Finished Images in Fabric Blocks
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Sketching the Oak Tree on the Fabric
Sketching the Oak Tree on the Fabric
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Painting the Oak Tree
Painting the Oak Tree
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Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
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Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
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Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
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Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
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Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
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Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
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Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
Detail - Restored Under The Oakes
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Restored Under The Oakes
Restored Under The Oakes

finished mixed media painting

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