Canadian Thanksgiving recipePosted: October 3, 2016
Recipe for painting ornamental gourds
Remove gourds from mesh bag.
Scatter carefully on cloth while trying to create appearance of randomness.
Light from side or above to pick up shiny highlights.
Freshen up paint in palette, paying special attention to fill wells of New Gamboge, Shadow Green and Spring Green.
Paint from light to dark, leaving occasional highlights and adding fresh paint in wet areas where necessary. Rinse brush and repeat with each gourd.
Create shadow colour from leftover paint on palette.
Mix Cerulean Blue into leftover paint of previous leftover paint on palette, and paint background.
Add extra highlights with gel pen.
Dry thoroughly before scanning.