So once again I have used my trusted friend- modelling compound- love this product! As you can see the old painting was very 'structured' and in my stage at the moment is more free form and liberal!
Using the modelling compound or textured paste, I smeared the compound over the old painting using a spatula. I ensured that it was added quite thickly and only on one third of the canvas.
Next I painted over the entire canvas with my trusty Dulux white wash and wear- 2 coats.
I then went over the other 2 thirds of the canvas with a mix of white paint and impasto gel- making it quite thick again, but a little smoother in texture. Impasto gel give s a gloss appearance, where compound is matt and more dense- like toothpaste consistency
I then had this colour left over from another project and started by using a paintbrush and it wasn't going on so well so I put a blob on with my spatula and then smeared it- gee that was looking better, then I used vertical motions and viola!
I then mixed 2 shades of brown and smeared that below- ensuring there was some mixing of the colours.
I love the unstructured lines, bumps and smears of paint and texture.
I allowed it to dry and hung it back in its rightful place.
Hope you like it. J