Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New From Used

Yesterday I looked over all of the miniatures I've painted these past two years.  The purpose of this "exercise" was to find pieces for the next Holiday Fine Art show at the gallery.  Some will be framed miniatures, and others will go into the bin sales.

I came across a painting I did as an online challenge quite some time ago.  I was going to toss it, but it was a 5" x 7" panel in great shape, so I did something I never have before...I sanded off the old paint and coated it with a tinted titanium zinc white.  After that layer dries, I'll lightly sand it again and apply a second coat of tinted white.

The paint I used for this is oil, matching the paint that was used on the original piece.  I did not want to use an acrylic based gesso on top of any old oil paint and risk it not bonding properly.  Sure, it takes longer for the oil base white to dry, but it should provide a good starting point for the new oil paint on top of it.

Meanwhile, here are two new miniatures that will be included in the holiday show:

Colorado Gold
Summer Park
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