Sunday, November 24, 2013

New Glasses, Alla Prima

Ron looked quite dashing in his new spectacles--dashing enough for me want to snap a photo before he dashed off, back to the farm, back to the pursuit of The Big One (as in deer.)

And then I made my painted version.

water-mixable oil paint on a 8" x 10" canvas
This came together pretty quickly--a couple of one-hour sessions, tops, and then a forced break in the shape of a weekend away. The very thinly painted surface is dry now, so my opportunity for blending and tweaking is gone. However "scrappy" it may be, I like the spontaneity of the piece, and rather than paint over the whole thing, I'll just set it aside and take out a new canvas....


  1. I think this is your best work yet. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks, Brian--I intend to keep it up. As well as one can, through the holiday season!