Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cornice Robins and Blossoms

Here are the sketches for my first window cornice. I'm doing one of my favorite subjects---Robins and flowers. This cornice measures about 50" long and about 7"tall. It is a
fairly narrow band to work with in but I didn't want to block my view to the outside anymore than necessary.
I'm using a medium weight canvas, and doubling it. I'm using contact cement to bond the two sides together. I found I need to prime the back side before applying the contact cement. Otherwise the unprimed canvas just soaks up the contact cement. Wow, is that stuff stinky. If you do this, make sure you have good ventilation. As always, you can "click" on the photos for a larger version.

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