As usual, I start with some sketchbook ideas. Here is the pasta chef, the wine chef and the dessert chef in the early sketch phase.
I tape the edges, gesso (with thick strokes using a large brush) the pieces of Bristol board and transfer the sketches onto the textured surface.
Work on the background and paint the checkerboard border.
Then, focus on the character, letting a lot of the texture show from the underpainting.
Here's a detail. I love to create texture, allowing different colors to peek through the top layers of paint. So, there, you have it! My recipe for some fun kitchen art. Of course, you may need some reference for this one...maybe a bottle of Cabernet...or two.
NEXT TIME: It's that time of year to start another Bluesfest painting. Update to come.