I wanted to use a panel that I found (finding lots of things since the move!) in my panel pile. Again (like yesterday) the surface was so different and again I almost quit. I powered on just playing with the paint that was leftover on my palette and old brushes that are frayed. It was really fun! There are drips, thick paint, lost edges, sharp edges, soft edges, and with everything else a reminder of how much I LOVE to paint!!!
This painting began with something else in my mind. However, I started the painting on clay board, on which I have never painted. It was impossible to work wet on wet. The oils almost dried as soon as the paint hit the support. I almost put this away and paint on gessobord or a canvas panel, but decided to stick with it and just go with the flow. Although I won't use clay board again, I like how this turned out.
Another view of my new BFF. She and I make a good combo. I enjoy painting her and she is always available when I need her. Plus, she brings in videos of her relatives which we watch during breaks. I just can't ask for anything more!
My new companion in the studio is a skull I purchased from The Evolution Store. All kinds of interesting items are sold there and I thought a skull would be interesting to paint and help me to learn structure in the face. You will be seeing this skull more. She is a great model and fun to paint! I should give her a name! Day Five of Leslie's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge continues. Take a look!
Ready - Set - GO! Day One of 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.This is a small bowl with dark purple sugar plums. These plums are very small. I haven't eaten one yet as I plan to paint them again. I thought the only sugar plum was a candy so when I saw these at Central Market I had to buy them to paint. They really are beautiful.