This angel absolutely refused to sit for a “before” picture. She was having none of that. First, she got a bath and shampoo. After her spa treatment, we got to work.
I took a cue from sweet Rosemary at Villabarnes, who shared her gesso technique here. If you haven't met Rosemary, please do. She has tons of great ideas! Rosemary used a brush to take off the excess gesso and sanded for highlights.
Working on a section at a time, I slathered on the gesso with a brush and took off the excess with a cloth, leaving the gesso thicker in some places. Originally she was an
ugly greenish-gray and I wanted some of her undercoat to show through. I did not sand, but left lowlights. She now had soft matte, chalky-looking finish and was ready for her glamour shots.
Okay, her eyes are a bit creepy. Unfortunately that sometimes happens “as we age”. Or so I've been told.
She likes it better when photographed from her Good Side.
And with low saturation.
Unlike some angels, she does not subscribe to this quote:
The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly. ~ G.K. Chesterton
Until next time, Honey
P. S. Eventhough it's 104-degrees, she wants to be taken to a few Summer parties, so “we” will be linking to:
Summer Paint Party at Debbiedoos