Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Ten Minute Studies First Installment
Here are the first weeks worth of ten minute studies; I started at the top left for the first row and second rows and then went right to left on the last row. I figured out on the 6th frame that if I put an undercoating of paint on the canvas paper then the paint actually went on as I intended and it didn't take so long to get coverage and I was finishing in under 10". I wasn't fighting the dry rough surface so much. That is one of the reason I have been doing underpaintings on the larger canvases I have been working on; They are so difficult to cover with paint otherwise. It has been a long time since I have painted on cotton duck. I sure miss painting on linen, but I am liking painting on stretched canvas I don't have to frame. There are always trade offs in life, right? One day soon I will be able to afford the stretched linen canvases.