Ξ May 31st, 2009 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Around The House, Art-tastic, For The Kingdom |
Yes, I’m watching paint dry and ripping my supplies apart looking for a water soluable graphite pencil, which of course I don’t seem to have. So I looked online and the cost of the shipping far outways the cost of buying 10 of the pencils. Sigh. The subject of this painting will have to wait till I can get the pencil later this week. I did this background on a 9×12 canvas board, started with gesso and then “frosted” the canvas with texture paste using a palette knife. I used several different layers of acrylic paint washes blotting with a baby wipe as I went. I rubber stamped, collaged on some napkin pieces of flowers, layered on more acrylics and oil pastels and am ready for the focal point of the painting to begin…. and I’m dead in the water. Such is life, when handed lemons, make lemonade. I used to detest lemonade, but oddly now after having been forced to turn a sow’s ear into silk purse many times in my life I prefer lemonade over just about any juice out there. One of lifes ironic lessons no doubt. I have 3 other paintings on my desk that I “could” be working on but wanted to try this technique I read about in the current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. Which is the only magazine I splurge on these days. It’s hot again today and we just didn’t want to live another summer having to suffer through the heat. SO! Yes, we took the plunge and ordered a portable air conditioner! I’m SO excited about sitting and painting with cool air blowing through my hair and scattering my papers all across my desk! =) And on that note, I’m outta here for something cold to drink… possibly some… lemonade!?