02 February 2009

super sunny

6x6 oil on board, SOLD

I tried a gesso board again, and I still can't get the hang of it. Canvas is like walking on sand, and panels are like walking on ice. I need some kind of hybrid. I kept sliding into previous layers, so I had very little control over my values. (I know, it sounds like a personal problem.) I guess I won't Zamboni over this.

After a crummy January, I have a renewed desire to get to the studio. And hey, my boys won the big game yesterday, so I'm feelin' pretty good.

I'm so lonesome I could cry, Terry Bradshaw

grand larceny, John Gorka


Marian Fortunati said...

Welcome back!!!
I'm picturing a little machine sliding over that canvas... ..

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Dar, Both of these paintings so sweet. A simple subject but you made it very interesting.

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Jala Pfaff said...

Beautiful! Love that unexpected blue in the flower's center.
Oil-primed linen is somewhat in between the two textures, in my opinion. Maybe try one? Ray-Mar sells it glued onto panels not too expensively.

Dar Presto said...

Look! It's three of the hardest working women in show business. I am such a slacker!

Hi Marian, yeah, I don't wipe paintings, I 'resurface' them.

Barb, thank you, I appreciate it.

Jala, I will give linen a try.Thanks.