Monday, March 18, 2013

Tole Painting

      Are we there yet?
Painting poles is nothing more than applying paint in a series of layers. I begin with three coats of raw umber and allow it to dry. Next, I will add a combination of yellow and white to the center. On either side, I select colors in the medium tonal range and blend the two until the transitions appear smooth.
After this layer is dry, I will paint white horizontal lines, forming the pole grooves. Then I use a combination of burnt sienna and various tones of yellow to decrease their prominence. It is a fairly mundane process. Blending, shading, and reapplying….


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