Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Well, it's good to be back at the blog after a long absence due to travels...I am hoping to post new paintings at the usual intervals, as I am very busy at the easel.

I did the above oil painting, like many paintings, as a challenge to see if I could paint what I had never painted this case a nearly-transparent sheet of red fabric. I think it would be called gauze? Anyway, the fun of this painting was to try to convey the effect of the fabric on the colors that were visible through it, next to the same colors NOT seen through the fabric...including the effect of the fabric on itself, as it was folded in several places.

This subject seems to be a good one for glazing, i.e. paint a very diluted layer of red paint over the otherwise-dry painting. However, as with most paintings, I did this one in one go, not waiting for anything to dry. The painting is 12 x 9 inches.

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