Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Add Peppers, Garlic, Stella d'Oro Lilies and Call it a Day!

"Pepper and Garlic", 6" x 6" oil paint on black surfaced gessoboard is my Day 2 painting from the Jurick/Marine workshop.

It was done after we experimented with value studies. First, we spent 40 minutes on studying an object by using only one color of paint, then we did a second one for 15 minutes and last we got 5 minutes to paint a value study. The pepper below is my five minute study. The most stellar paintings were done in that 5 minutes, so think about it painters...don't overdo it, just paint what you see, in a short amount of time. Try it, they will be the best!

Getting right to it on Wednesday, I tried an experimental painting on black surfaced Clayboard by Ampersand, as I had a sampler from them on hand. The manufacturer states that oil paint can be used on it, however, I wanted to give it a try to see if the colors changed in any way, imagining that the clay surface would soak up the oil paint. I think it turned out pretty good, I am waiting for the paint to dry to make a final decision of whether it is a good enough surface for me, to do more oils on. It seems to speed up the drying process, it was already dry looking last night. I sure like the smoothness and LOVE the way the paint melts into the surface.

"Stella D'Oro Lilies", 5" x 7" oil painting on black Clayboard by Ampersand


Just Plain 'Jane' said...

I like it! I like your composition and texture in the green pepper painting and I love your flowers. Excellent commentary - will give it a try.

Pattie said...

Thanks! You will like it, especially if you can get it readily in your area.

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