Saturday, January 17, 2009

Blocking in of Brilliant Light Over Portmagee & Puffin Island, Ireland

36"x48" oil on stretched linen

"Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster."
- Anne Wilson Schaef

This was so much fun to continue on today. Working this large is sooo different. The large palette knife is very flexible and working on stretched canvas rather than that mounted on board adds a lot of flexibility to the surface as well. I feel like I'm standing on a sail boat! Luckily the floor is steady! Once I get the rest of the surface blocked in, the paint is still malleable enough to change some shapes, alter the color a bit (if necessary). All the while, I'm walking back & forth, to the canvas to paint, and back away again to the far side of the room to get a distant view. Very satisfying to see it come together.


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