Read more to learn about the process of the sky drop below!
Sky Drop Process
When I walked into the space, I first laid out rose paper and thoroughly taped it to the floor. I knew this was going to help anchor the drop. I then unfolded my fabric. I was expecting muslin but instead the team bought duck canvas, the same stuff you use in fine art land. This was my first drop painted on something other than scrim or muslin. It actually ended working to my benefit in the end. More about that later :) Anyway, I unfolded the canvas and tacked it down with tape instead of staples. I used a ton of tape. I was hoping since it was a heartier fabric it wouldn't stretch as much as muslin did. I only had 8 hours (including dry time) to paint this project so I skipped sizing or priming the drop and started to lay in paint right away.
It was so much fun to paint a sky. The sky is what I take the most pictures of. I've been wishing for a bit of time and budget to paint big, beautiful, and intricate clouds. I am so grateful to William for designing something so very stunning for me to paint.