Thoughts and images from an eccentric and somewhat reclusive artist
Friday, March 13, 2015
Finished Painting: Rummage
I know I just posted
a Show and Tell yesterday, but I finished a painting today and I am
anxious to show it off. I shared about it earlier when I started it
on Work in Progress and here it is all nice and finished. All I need to
do is let it dry and paint the canvas edges with black acrylic. I
call it 'Rummage.'
This one is a little
different in format. The canvas is square and I did an all-over
design that does not have a designated 'right-side-up.' Because of
this, I think I will sign it on a side edge (or possibly all four).
I am posting most of the images the same direction for comparison
purposes and I also include smaller images showing it in each
For my image, I
arranged the dolls on a canvas and photographed them.
I prepared the 20”
x 20” wrapped canvas with a background of light browns and then
painted the values with raw umber oil paint. I then added colours to deepen and accent the shadows. I stopped where I did because I
wanted the old vintage photograph feel it has now. I am happy with it.
I did the background
in light purple, but did not like it so I changed it to red.
This is the first in
a series with dolls and toys as my subjects. (see any of my Playing with Dolls posts listed in the archives on the right. I
recently stocked up on canvases and ready to start a new painting.