Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Spring Closeup"

Several of you asked about how I usually put down a ground after yesterday's post. I thin a color with OMS (odorless mineral spirits) and brush it onto the canvas. Then I wipe it down with a paper towel. I do it this way for 2 reasons. One, I like the bits of color peeking through. Two, the paint strokes go on easier (further) if the canvas is just a little wet.


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Carol, I like this one EVEN BETTER than yesterday's!!!! Hard to imagine, but the really powerful composition, combined with your beautiful brushwork, just does it! LOVE it!

mary maxam said...

I love this with it's floating petals,great sense of air and space.thanks again for the wonderful workshop,i posted a bit about it and look forward to Oct.

Hope Cunningham Daily Paintings said...

I really like the flowers.