Gesso, the Artist's Best Friend

I bought this head just after Christmas at Ruby Lane. It had been "helped and helped and helped." I love that phrase, which I read in an auction description about an antique doll that was for sale. This doll had been repaired and completely repainted with something that looks like automobile paint for a finish, in a flat way. Perhaps that was correct, but since she's been repainted I feel that she's fair game for repainting for me. :-) I gave her a coat of gesso, with a few more very thin layers to come.
There's something very redemptive about this process.

2 comments:

  1. nHi there I am a blogger from Nashua NH my hubby use to be from Mexico Maine.. I love your blog..I love gesso!! I was an avid painter years ago!!!

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  2. Looking better already, Dixie. I'm excited to see her all finished!

    -Joee

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