Tuesday, August 18, 2009

flowerpot experiment

So I got a little crazy and started painting with gouache on a little piece of black-gessoed hardboard; liked the way the paint beaded up and waited to dry... then I varnished it with acrylic spray varnish and, voila! it's rich and shiny (can't see that here) and no need to put glass over this medium anymore; no need to frame it if it's painted on a hangable board. Makes me too happy altogether! This was my little 4x4 experimental thingy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

experimental jazz

everything old is new again. here's a 4 x 6 sketch in gouache and ink. tulips may be coming back at last.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

blue house

Would love to just set up somewhere on the lake each day and paint whichever house is nearby. Here is one where I had that pleasure, albeit quickly!