Wednesday, May 23, 2012
5/21 The First Stroke!
The day to paint is finally upon us!
But first we are to receive a lesson in paint and color. This mainly includes creating gradient scales of brown. Brown specifically, so we get accustomed to what we will be creating our under coat with.
Once we were finished with that – and a break while technical difficulties were sorted out- Julie proceeded to demonstrate how to create an under painting and when she felt confident enough, left us on our own to either swim or horribly botch up the wall. Luckily our infallible TA Celia was there with us every step of the way to help calm our nerves and shaky brushes.
Though many wandered off during the day their was hardly a time when you could walk by without seeing one of our lot obliterating the whiteness of the wall. Even night didn’t stop our troops as they used headlamps and the projector to provide the light required to stain their canvas.