Monday, September 7, 2009

Pear {a daily painting}

Pear – 5" x 7" (12.7 x 17.8 cm) – Oil Canvas Panel


Yesterday was the two year anniversary of this blog! Thanks for being a part of this journey and I hope you continue to visit and share your thoughts!

For this painting I applied some of the painting techniques learned in the Danni Dawson Workshop. I spent about twice the typical time on this painting than is usually spent on these paintings, though it was a good learning experience and rewarding. I use RayMar canvas panels, and this is on the smooth cotton canvas. I like how the smooth canvas texture can be used or obliterated depending how thickly the paint is applied.

Tomorrow I am traveling to Texas to visit my grandmother for a week, while away I will not have regular access to the internet and I am not taking my painting kit with me. Last time I traveled it turned out to be just a heavy item in my luggage that only saw the light of day once. So for this trip I will just take my camera and take photos for future paintings when I get home.

Have a good week, Liz


Isabel said...

Love your collection of pear paintings! Congratulations on the two year anniversary!

Karen Hargett said...

I really like this Liz - very nice. Yesterday was my 2 year anniversary blogging too. Happy Anniversary to you. Enjoy your trip to Texas - it's a little cooler now than it has been. Hope you get lots of good pictures for future paintings.

Kerri Settle said...

Happy anniversary! It's been great to be given a chance to follow your work.

Someone recommended the RayMar canvas panels to me and I was thinking about giving them a try soon; thanks for sharing your experiences with them! I know many artists prefer a really smooth surface but I really love it when the canvas texture shows through like it does in your pear painting.

Jean Victory said...

Love your pears!! They're my favorite fruit to paint...well done!