Saturday, March 21, 2009

(7x11)
My finished third study from Monday.

I had two other subjects ready to paint: 1) daffodils--but they never opened and now are drying up!; eight bucks down the tube, and 2) the drawing for another fabric study--I spent a long time on the drawing and was rather pleased with it, but when I started painting it, found the paper was uncooperative: instead of flowing on the surface, the paint sunk right in. I used a block and even took the precaution of tearing off and discarding the top page. I doubt I'll be able to go any further--it's just too frustrating.
This has happened to me before: I don't know, but I think sizing must be affected by age.

(10x14)

I'm having company this weekend, which usually means no painting. See you Monday!
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6 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

Well, once again, I only see the first painting, but what a gem it is. Interesting about the paper sizing--I wonder if that is true!? I agree that sometimes paper will make painting just arduous. It's awful when the brush just seems to drag across a page. You have such a lovely touch. How frustrating to have a drawing you're pleased with and the paper is uncooperative!

shicat said...

I bought a block of Arches paper once that smelled like mold when I painted on it. I think it must have gotten wet in shipping?I threw it out it just didn't work.

Deborah Carr said...

Whenever I visit your blog, I want to learn to paint!

Charlene Brown said...

Isn't it great when the final study benefits from what you've learned in the first two and turns out best of all! Also thanks for pointing me to three new blogs I'm going to love.

Bill Evertson said...

When I do japanese ink painting I actually like the papers that seem to drink the ink from the brush. It almost makes a greedy slurping sound. Probably only good for subjects that need bold definition.

doudy said...

I like very much your third study, the light areas of reserved white are very nicely done. And yes I know the feeling of having uncooperative paper, its really frustrating!!

PS: I really admire your pallet of colours, very fresh and harmonious.

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