Quick post today.
I decided to start the painting by putting in the flat base coat for the bead necklace. I used a gold oil stick to draw directly onto the canvas, where it mixed with the white base coat I had put down over the entire canvas, making a kind of dull peach color that should work well as I add cover colors and blends.
I started out trying to draw the circles around bottle caps of various sizes and gave up after one or two and just free-handed the rest.
As much as I like the oil sticks, I think I might have to shell out the cash for proper gold paint (it’s near 1000Y for a small tube as opposed to about 200Y for a regular color) and actually brush it on over the base coats, but we’ll see.