The making of a large triptych
This was my maiden venture into making a large triptych. It was also the first time I attempted warm colors together. I have always had a preference for blues and reds, so I was really nervous, but I figured life’s too short to not take (measured) risks ;)
I first sanded and gessoed the three wood panels, one measuring 15x15 inches and the other two 15x9 inches. I let the two coats of gesso dry overnight. The next day, I labored over which colors to use and when I finally decided on the shades I wanted, I spent a half day mixing them. My "pouring medium recipe" included a dash of floetrol, cold filtered water and glossy ModPodge.
The colors I used:
Peridot glitter (Martha Stewart)
Metallic orange flash (FolkArt) + Jack-o-lantern matte (Apple Barrel)
Aqua flash (FolkArt)
Titanium White (Liquitex)
Light yellow (Apple Barrel)
Cadmium orange (Liquitex) + Cadmium yellow (Liquitex)
Raw umber (Artist's Loft)
Gold (Liquitex) + Kings gold (Apple Barrel) + Metallic radiant gold (FolkArt)
Watch the video for what transpired next:
The paintings will take two weeks to cure before I can varnish them and get them ready to hang.
Hope you enjoyed learning more about what it took to make this triptych. I'd love to know what you think! Please also use the comments section, if you have any questions.
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