Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Primroses and onions

This is the initial layout for "Onion," an oil painting on gessoed aluminum panel. I love this surface. Thanks to our neighbor for the gift of potted Primroses.

Onion, oil, 20 x 16 inches
©2019 Barbara Benedetti Newton

Friday, April 12, 2019

A Sad Story with a Happy Ending

In 2012 I painted "Sanctuary" shown above. This is a big pastel painting at 25.5 x 19.5 inches. Add a mat and frame and it gets even larger. Complete with glass it weighed 11 lbs framed which isn't much but it was too much for the not-big-enough hooks it was hung with at a local show. It fell off the wall destroying the frame, mat and glass.

The painting was undamaged and I moved it from place to place in my Studio for a couple years waiting reframing until the other day when one of my galleries called requesting larger format work ("Sanctuary" had already shown at this particular gallery). Hmmm....painting large again sounded fun so I sprayed this one off and began again.

P2019-4-11 One Fine Day, pastel, 25 x 19 inches