Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Olive Green Challenge, part 2
The next morning, I peeled away the top layer of cardboard, revealing the corrugation underneath. I waited until the glue dried so that the back wouldn't lift as I pulled the top layer away. It seemed that there was a bit of dampness in the cardboard (from the medium, I presume) that made the peeling easier.
After that, I applied a layer of gesso, then painted it green - Chrome Oxide green, to be precise - and added a few darker splotches with washes of Phtalo Blue Red Shade.
I am bothered that the lightest spot of the circle will be covered with the frog, but I went into that last time - a shameful lack of planning!