Saturday, April 26, 2008

Waiting for Mail - SOLD

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10"x 7" oil on gesso'd panel. Available.

I had so much fun painting on a new surface. I was out of canvas so I gesso'd some masonite and love the smooth flow of paint over the board. When formerly painting illustrations, the illustration board was coated with gesso and then the surface was oil painted. But this was so much smoother that I was really surprised how differently the brush glides over the board––I’ll definitely be returning to this!

While reading Carol Marine’s blog:
( http://carolmarine.blogspot.com ) I learned that she is experimenting with smooth surfaces and also finds them stimulating. She gives very good comparisons of brushes used on this surface. I’m still experimenting with different types and brands of brushes. It is no wonder then that I haven’t found "my style"––I don’t even know what my favorite brushes are! Recently I have been using more flats than the filberts I usually favor. This latest painting was done with a #12 and #8 flat.

6 comments:

Jennifer Young said...

Wonderful color, and I'm excited to see the energy in your brushwork. I say experiment away!

Marilyn M. King said...

Jennifer,
Thanks for the thumbs up! I've been thinking of you and your upcoming trip to Italy and France. I'm so jealous!

rick nilson said...

Marilyn,

This is a very nice piece. Something J.Y. said to you in a previous post about the difference between painting from life or photo's has sort of rocked me. I have been painting pretty much exclusively from photo's. After seeing your plein air work I have been stunned into realizing that plein air work is my next hurtle. I rationalize studio work as a venue that is too comfortable and too safe a place. Glad to share cyberspace with you fine artists. I will be looking for your next post.

Marilyn M. King said...

Rick,
Thanks for dropping in. I left you a few words on your site about taking one thing at a time. Having your show is all you need to think about for now. You will enjoy working outside, but only if you are not stressed about too many other things. I went without too many expectations and I think it was very enjoyable as a result.
I'm looking forward to having something to post next also. Having trouble with the schedule this week, work has been busy.

rick nilson said...

Marilyn,

Re:waiting for mail. Great news. I just won the Yahoo lottery. As soon as I give them my bank account info they are going to wire the $300,000.00 to my account. First thing I am going to do is buy this painting. Yahoo. I waiting on mail too. I am posting a new painting. #2 on my aligoral search for "Are we there yet?" The author of my article said glowing things about me. Wow. You should have been there.

rick nilson said...

Marilyn,

In my best Elvis snear, "....thank you very much." I am up against that reality of producing art in a void. I do miss the pier banter of common goals, the ones that come with a&e or construction. I feel like more than a bit of a recluse, up here in my studio all day with these animal friends. They are not talking back yet."....thank you very much."
have you ever been to the Outer Banks of North Carolina?