Sunday, February 6, 2011
the one that got away
This painting was not a lot of fun. Happy with the outcome but not the process. I painted it on an 8 x 10 amperstand panel that I primed black. I then proceed to paint the painting with no black left showing through for interest. Only reason I would undercoat black. The panel was so slick that when I would go back to refine something I would pick up paint instead of adding it. Not enough paint loaded on my brush!! Ya da ya da ya da.....
I am very excited to be leaving for Florida tomorrow for a plein air workshop with Anne Blair Brown. We will be painting coastal light. Wish it was going to be warmer but that is unusual in February. As I have said before I am a newby to plein air. May or may not post paintings next week. Hopefully I will do better than I did at Tim Horns. NO postings from that . Still learned a ton.
Really want to try and find time to do Carol Marine's challenge on Daily Paintworks. May try to squeeze in an hour today.
Hope everyone has a great week!sold
Posted by carol morgan carmichael at 6:11 AM
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Have fun with Anne! She is a great artist and a super person. And I am sure you will do just fine! Can't wait to see what you do--I feel SURE there will be posts!ReplyDelete
I think it's great that you are experimenting. The difficulties are inherent in that process, I fear. I agree- the results are good- but you didn't reap the benefits of the black ground. I'm envious of your workshop; I LOVE art workshops, and the Florida heat will be nice. Plein air is hard!!!! Although I think the Florida landscape may be easier than forested places....ReplyDelete
Love the outcome of this painting in spite of the difficulties. Wishing you luck in next week's plein air workshop..I like you find it very difficult but will continue to try to tackle it. Any new challenge is a growing experience!ReplyDelete
I like this one. Glad you stuck it out and won the battle:) Great colors!
I also had the issue with some Speedball brand pre gessoed board- Very swimmy to deal with. I think great to try lots of surfaces and change it up.
I know you will do great with the Plein Air- Bundle up and have fun:) I look forward to seeing some wonderful pieces.
I really like both Anne's and Tim's work. I saw he was having (but it is now postponed until next year) a workshop in San MIguel. I contacted the owner of the B$B to get some more info. That would be a feat spot! Have fun!ReplyDelete
I like your color combination here, Carol. Very nice. If you hadn't told us, no one would guess that you struggled! I've found that using black gesso, rather than just black paint as an underpainting helps . . . it gives just a little tooth.ReplyDelete
Though you said that you struggled with this it is not evident in the results and the title made me laugh, thanks!ReplyDelete
Carol, I can't see your frustration in this wonderful work! i have not painted on a black undercoat, but I know Karin Kurick uses this technique. I have trouble with the slickness of Ampersand and have finally decided that my favorite painting surface is double oil primed linen, Ann Blair Brown is a fun gal and I hope you learn a lot! I will be waiting to hear all the news from Florida...photos too! Safe travels!!ReplyDelete
great job Carol - even though the black doesn't "show through" I think it lends a richness to the final product.ReplyDelete
gosh I love your blue dishes... almost as much as those bowls I covet... :-) :-)
Voilà une peinture qui pourrait être attribuée à Cézanne. Très jolies couleurs.ReplyDelete
Oh this is superb! I know Dean (Deano's Den) paints often with black undercoats and they are always so phenomenal. And boy! Do I love green olives!! I don't bother with a fork, classy Autumn that I am.ReplyDelete
So beautifully painted.ReplyDelete
The results are good, no sign of a struggle! Enjoy Florida, it was in the 80's yesterday.ReplyDelete
Really nice! Even though the black ground isn't visible, it still influences the paint over it and you made your color and value choices relative to the black. It gives the final painting a very rich, glowing feel . . .ReplyDelete