Friday, February 8, 2013

oil in progress

A couple things...first, I'm done playing with those tomatoes. I've posted the finished painting as the conclusion to my Feb. 5th post. And secondly, I'm trying something new: I bought a pad of Fredrix canvas paper and used YES glue to mount one sheet on Gatorboard. I don't like the springy feeling of a stretched canvas so this solves that problem. I'm working (playing) with a path near the Cedar River. Here's a photo of how it is coming along. I'm doing a lot of lifting color back off the ground - a technique I also used with colored pencil and reusable adhesive. With oil, it is a brush wet with mineral spirits in one hand and a Viva towel in the other. Lift, wipe the brush, repeat.