This brief step by step is for a small painting I did that will be on the Artist Preservation Group's blog. The painting is one of a series of small studies and write ups that will be posted there along with information on the upcoming APG Miniature exhibition in Gettysburg, Pa.
STEP A. All of my paintings start off as thumbnail sketches or drawings to figure out the composition. Since I already had a specific idea in mind I only did one small drawing. Then I proceeded to photograph the composition using a reproduction cup. The photos were then used to paint the items in acrylics on multimedia board.