Oh I am loving clear gesso! Remember the realistic face sketch from the last post? I wanted to add colour to the sketch but still wanted to see some graphite. Well luckily I managed to get the last tub of clear gesso so rushed home and painted a layer over the sketch. Now I didn't really think that I'd be able to work over the top of it without some hideous smudging of graphite happening, but it really does work!!!
I was able to apply stacks of colour over the top :-) So now I had an angel face that I was kind of happy with. I cut her face out and glued her onto canvas...
A few pencil sketches to map out the overall painting and some roughly painted in hair and she looks much better!
Now I need to let her dry properly before I can work some more.
She has a rather serene look don't you think?