Monday, February 25, 2013

Painting and sculpting

Today I am working on a canvas sheet that I have primed with black gesso.  You can buy black canvas, but half the fun is lost then.  When I gesso a canvas I texture it and claim it as all mine.  Painting on a black surface always reminds me of sculpting, because you can whittle away at the background, creating a shape.  Thought I would share what I have done so far on this painting.  It is only a start, but stopping here and taking some photos I think shows the idea of carving out the painting.  Will post more as I get farther along, right now the paint needs to dry a bit and I really want a cup of coffee:)


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