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

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

ready to begin painting

Actual Needle and Thread
Actual Needle and Thread

binding up torn fabric

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.

Cracked and Broken Vessel
Cracked and Broken Vessel

painted with oil on fabric

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

finished mixed media painting