Monday, January 7, 2013

Smith Fork Canyon

1.87 Smith Fork Canyon. I'm trying to plan a cross country trip to live in the Utah desert for 6 months. In order to carry enough supplies for 6 months of painting in my jeep I'll have to live without my 1" deep canvases. I bought this gessoboard to try out as an alternative, and got some interesting results. The smooth surface and lack of absorbency allowed me to smear on multiple layers of color and to determine the blend of these colors by varying the pressure on my brush as I scrubbed it up and down the board. I even got out the palette knife that I haven't used in years to tidy up the little blotches that are so visible when a brush is lifted from such a smooth, saturated surface at the end of a stroke. 
I didn't set out to create a painting so different in style than what I usually create; the style was driven by the properties of the surface.

2 comments:

  1. You sound awful - hope the nasty virus leaves you soon. I love the colours you have used in this art work, blending and layering - it works well. Hope you are up and creating again soon. Have a great creative 2013 - I think it is going to be a good year, with lots of craetive energy around.xox

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  2. You sound awful - hope the nasty virus leaves you soon. I love the colours you have used in this art work, blending and layering - it works well. Hope you are up and creating again soon. Have a great creative 2013 - I think it is going to be a good year, with lots of craetive energy around.xox

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