Monday, August 30, 2010
Just got back from a rainy weekend at the beach. Still lots of fun. Managed to luck out and get some good photos between showers. A grandfather and his granddaughter came out to play for about ten miniutes. I felt like I had won the lottery. She was so cute and she brought her teddy bear with her to the beach. You will probably see this little girl and her grandfather on my blog a few more times in the future.
Today's painting was just a quick exercise. I painted this on a 5 x 7 gesso board that was primed with black. Taking Karin Jurick's workshop in November so thought I would give her method a shot. Whoa. Hard for me. I am not used to the slicker surface OR painting on top of black. I think it is really cool when some artists like Karin, Jeff Mahorney, or Karen Bruson do it. I might practice it some more but think I will continue painting on my favored linen with a rust tone until the workshop.