Painting the Apron
Don't you just love it when you do something that leads to a completely new way of doing things? A simple change that becomes a standard in the process, a serendipitous event that is like a light bulb going off.
I taped the apron down to my work table and painted a rectangle of black gesso that would become the 'canvas' for the painting. I sketched in the pepper and board and began to lay in the background. Amazing! A deep wonderful richness became apparent as the paint brushed onto the black surface.
I have used black as an under paint on many canvases, but not for a long time and not with my Produce paintings, however I will now. The same intensity and lush color resulted when I painted in the pepper.
And then the board under the pepper.
Now I will deal with creating some sort of frame for the painting.