Saturday, June 17, 2006

Out in the West


cattle drive by 11 x 14 oil on canvas

I never finished this painting. Plein air work has its own challenges and porting wet work can be difficult. I accidentally poked a hole through this piece while travelling.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Line said...

Aww, too bad about the hole. Looks pretty gorgeous though...

9:19 AM  
Blogger Jan Blencowe said...

You need to work on panels for plein air work(nearly indestructable). Ready mades from any number of good sources, Source Tek, Real Gesso, RayMar, Frederix Archival, etc. or make your own by priming masonite or birch with gesso or mounting canvas to it. Then get yourself a panel carrier or pochade box that can carry several wet panels in the lid and you'll be all set!! NIce painting by btw has that fresh immediate authentic feel that you get with plein air work!

Jan
Art & Life
janblencowe.blogspot.com

10:27 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

I like your blog too. Thanks for visiting mine. Wow, your environment is sooooo different to my coastal sub-tropical Aussie one. I've only been blogging a short while and I love it because of all the interesting people and their work which keeps me motivated. The Everyday Matters Group is amazingly active. Please join.

Thanks for your comments about my exhibition. I'll no doubt put it up on my blog early July.

Your paintings are so different to your sketches. I like that. I'm a bit the same. I've bookmarked you and will come back!

6:21 AM  

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