Friday, March 19, 2010

Hammond's(I can't get enough of this place) Beach, Montecito

"Painting Layers"
5 x 7 inches
oil on wood panel

Normally I just buy my canvases and then paint on them with out any steps in between. This little wood panel on the other hand has a story. I bought it about a year and a half ago with a bunch of other ones like it. I don't normally paint on wood and prefer to have them already painted with gesso(thats a primer). Since this one came ungessoed, instead of using white gesso I decided I would paint it the warm orange that you can see poking through in parts of the painting and in the foreground on the right. It then went to work and was in my office drawer for 6 or 7 months. Then when I left my job, it came home with the rest of my desk. I took it out with the kids and my daughter painted a bunch of thick strokes of random colors creating the texture you can see wave through the painting. It sat in my studio for a few months like that until just recently I put it in my painting bag. I think about two weeks I toted it around. The only reason it made it into combat on this day was because the big canvas I brought had a hole in it(see post below). Then, while I was walking back to the car the thing flew in the air did a flip and landed face down in the dirt. After a couple days of drying I cleaned it and repainted all the parts that where ruined

1 comment:

  1. I like the way you suggested the two figures on beach.
    Really enjoy your work.


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