My original thought was to use casein, but then decided to use my fluid acrylics instead. The painting set up is composed of an old doily that may have been made by my grandmother (otherwise it is one that I found in a local antique store), my confirmation Bible and my grandfather’s ruler.
Here is the beginning – drawn out onto watercolor board, with the printed bible pages affixed with acrylic matte medium. I had to make a few attempts to get them sized properly for the painting. Then a wash of white and raw sienna was put over the background area.