Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Painted Violin

Youth Orchestra of Fresno was wonderful enough to have selected me to paint one of their ten violins for the 2011 auction in May.  Right before Christmas the 'no longer usable' violin arrived on my doorstep.

So of course I HAD to open it immediately.

And then I had to sand and gesso it.

And gesso it some more - here with the verona green that will be the base colour

Now that I've done all the easy steps - on to the wax......