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Saturday, June 28, 2008
. . . actually painted something
but it's been so long since I've been in the studio that, like this photo, I'm pretty rusty. I won't show what I started . . . but if it gets better, I might show it when I've completed it. I'm working on the newly rediscovered 12 x 12 stretched canvases that I found when tearing apart the studio getting ready for the show last week. I scraped on some lovely bronze color on the right side, then smeared some red and orange colors on the left side, plopped a spot of Payne's gray in the middle . . . blech . . . spritzed it with water, smooshed it, patted it, took it all off. Ended up with a lovely ivory. Started all over again. . . and again, and again.
As I've said before, I like to work on flat canvas or paper. The wood stretcher bars and braced supports on stretched canvases that I have worked on, both large and small, really give me trouble. It seems that when I sand or scrub or even rub in paint, the wood supports leave a distinct mark on the canvas. I think I'll just stick to flat canvas, but first I probably should use all those 12 x 12's that I found. I am going to search my photos today for inspiration for a whole series. Wish me luck.