Montecatini mural ; painting in progress

Preparation includes many coats of primer, sanded each time, a grid lightly marked onto the wall, and the drawing transferred. For complicated sections, a "pounce" pattern is created,he lines are pricked with a needle, the pierced paper taped in place , and tapped with a bag filled with powdered charcoal.the charcoal dots provide a guide for light pencil or painted outlines.
The sky is painted first, then the undercoating for the foreground.

see also mural sources and sketches

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