• Gridding Your Painting with. Twine!

    6 monthes ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    Most of us painters should be familiar with the idea of using a grid to scale up and transfer a drawing to a painting surface. I've always just drawn the grid on my canvas in pencil. This usually works except that I am prone to using thin, transparent paint. And if the paint is too thin, the pencil line, however light, seems to show through in the final painting. Is there a better way?
    Yes, there is! I recently used a ball of twine and a fistful of map pins to grid my canvas.
    Using a pencil, I marked off regular intervals on each edge of the canvas, matching the grid points I'd overlaid on...
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