Wednesday, October 21, 2009

. . . showed an opposite




In opposition to the painting I showed in my last post, that came together so easily that it was guilt-inducing, this painting was a frustration from the very beginning. They were pretty much painted at the same time. I worked on this one, adding stuff, sanding stuff off, you all know the drill. Nothing was working. So, in a juvenile fit of pique, I placed a plastic sheet with leftover wet gesso on top of it and this is the result. The painting will probably not make the traveling team, but it certainly was informative. I do see some possibilities in this technique. And it is better now than it was before the gesso fit.

2 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I have to put white all over paintings that are driving me crazy - its such a relief! I have one in the studio right now with an over lay of white....

Jeane said...

LOL! so funny - the gesso fit - I so get that - I totally wiped out a piece yesterday with a very angry rag!