Sunday, December 23, 2007

"Sugar Bowl" --- SOLD

I'm glad I painted, but I was WAY out of my comfort zone with this one. I didn't have my "fancy" still life box with controlled light (this was sunlight), I was working on a small portable easel with a tiny palette, and this panel has a new surface I've never worked on - gessoboard. The paint acted totally different on this surface: sucked up the paint and every stroke mixed right away with anything underneath. So far I really prefer canvas. I borrowed this sugar bowl from my mom (who made it) - she calls it the bluebird of happiness sugar bowl - don't ask me why. At least I got to eat the cookies afterwards. : )


Elenka said...

Merry Christmas, Carol. You have become part of my day. Best to you and your family for the new year.
Thanks for sharing....

Rita S. said...

Hi Carol, I love your paintings, almost as much as your commentary. I know what you mean about the gessoboard. I've had a few tense moments with it myself. Happy holidays, Rita

Penelope Lentz said...

Congrats on your 401th painting. That's a lot of paintings and it shows. I love your paintings.
Thank you,
Do you use linen,...and is black on your palette? Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Tara Wheeler said...

Ah, well. :)

I was hoping you'd love gessobord as much as I love it.

Different strokes and all that!

Happy Holidays!

Carol Marine said...

Penny, I generally use a smooth cotton panel from Raymar that I'm very happy with. And no, black is not on my palette. When I need a very dark dark, I mix burnt umber and ultramarine blue, generally. -Carol