Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Orange Parade" --- SOLD



Thank you all who commented on yesterday's post and took the time to state an opinion about the past few paintings. I got a really mixed response. The consensus? I am going to continue experimenting with both surfaces, and find some brushes that work a little better on the smooth one. Today's is back on the canvas, my comfort zone.

3 comments:

Pamela Nichols said...

I'm curious as to why you are experimenting with gesso boards and different brushes when you like using canvas. I recently bought a couple of gesso boards because I have noticed some artists I watch online use them. I figured they know something I don't. After watching your blog, I realize I'll need different brushes from my Winsor & Newton Monarchs.

I was instantly struck by the luminosity of your "Illuminate Us" before I read the title. The "Orange Parade" has the same pleasant effect.
~Pam

Ann Reyes said...

Yes!!! I love the light, the colors, and the wonderful painterly quality!

Christina Hess said...

Hi Carol,

Your blog is a wonderful discovery and an inspiration as well. I am currently experimenting (at a much slower pace) with different brushes and surfaces. I find that white nylon flats and brights work well on gesso board and slick surfaces. They have more of a firm "bounce back" then sables. They keep a long time as well. For me canvas requires much more medium too. So when I switch to board I have to remind myself to use little to no medium in order for the paint to stick. Less streaky-ness.