April 12, 2010

clementines

Trying out new materials. Instead of making this painting on paper, I used an 8″ x 8″ cradled wooden panel.  I’m still painting in gouache, but the colors and brush behave differently on gessoed wood.

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  1. Daryl Scroggins on April 13th, 2010 at 7:48 am

    It’s great to see you trying new things, Elizabeth–although I will surely always still love seeing your drawings as well. Have you ever painted on glass? I have wondered before how some of you drawings would look if they were reproduced on window panes. I would love to see the shadows. Walk through a faint city on the way to the kitchen….

  2. Sheila Ryan on April 13th, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Wow, what a suggestion, Daryl. I was just about to comment on the luminous quality of these clementines, presumably an effect (in part) of the underlying gesso layer.

  3. Daryl Scroggins on April 13th, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Sheila–I like this luminous quality too. And the liquidy flow of the color reminds me of juice I squeezed for Cindy the other day: we sometimes buy too many Clementines to eat before they dry up, so…. The bit of juice was spectacular. Like drinking Plato’s idea of the color Orange.

  4. Deron Bauman on April 13th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Elizabeth, these are great.