Thursday, December 8, 2011


Clickety Clack
5 x 7


Oil on  Hardboard

I should be cleaning house and decorating the tree but, you know how that goes!

I have had my eye on this garage sale find for quite a while.  Painting it was not quite the challenge that I thought it would be.  I knew I would need some help with the drawing so I used the free program Accurasee to place a grid over the photo that I took.  I adjusted the grid to fit a 5 x 7 panal.  Then I printed out free graph paper with 1/2" grid and began drawing with a graphite pencil.  Once I was happy with the drawing I then transferred it to the hardboard using good 'ol carbon paper.  (carbon does not bleed through oil paints).   And then began painting.  Fun, fun fun.

Here is how it might look framed

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1 comment:

  1. What a fun painting Karla! Love the contours and colours and the background gives this real depth.


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