Tip : Preparing the Painting Surface
Medium: Oil or Acrylic

Tutorial Details

Stephanie Hartshorn shares how she prepares the painting surface that gives her artwork such a distinctive look.
Stephanie’s finished paintings frequently have spots where the unpainted surface shows through. She loves to reveal the natural grain of the wood to her viewers, connecting them more closely to her artistic process.
In this free tip, Stephanie lists the materials she uses and demonstrates her process step-by-step.

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Rating and Reviews

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Home Arenas

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It's really nice to gain insight into another artist's process. More than one way to skin a cat!

Cindy Carrillo

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I have struggled painting on wood, I love the grainy rough surface but this gave me the answer I was looking for to finish the wood. Enjoyed her demo very much!