Monday, June 30, 2014

Heat Wave

Almost too hot to venture outside today....the first heat wave of 2014. Acrylic and pencil on matte board gessoed both sides, 8 x 8 inches. I'm quite happy to be preparing the surfaces this way. There is no warping of the surface over time...almost like painting on panel, but it's still paper.

Friday, June 27, 2014

To Lake Ontario

Another gorgeous late June Day. About 5 miles north of Lake Ontario...looking south. Acrylic and pencil on unprimed single ply archival matteboard 9 x 9.5 inches. Listed on Etsy today and sold half an hour later. I like how this one turned out. The diagram for it was more sketchy and general than normal, but I had a strong memory of the scene. It's very improvised.....almost more drawing than painting. This one felt different....and I look for the differences and shifts in my procedure because they very much keep me going and interested.