Monday, December 13, 2010

Three Pears

4.5 x 6.5 inches, acrylic on watercolor paper, with touches of oil pastel

I'm still playing with acrylic paint on paper, heavily textured with acrylic gel medium.  There's also some collaged and altered paper under there, though it pretty much disappeared. The main three colors are napthol red, yellow orange azo, and ultramarine blue, and I glazed over the table and wall with burnt sienna.  I'm working with pears because I crave them lately, and the shapes are simple.  I had good success with mounting one of these pear paintings on a a 5x7 inch canvas, painted black.  I used gel medium, made sure the air bubbles were squeezed out, then put o a cover sheet and a pile of heavy books over night. In the morning the little painting is flat, mounted with a simple black border, and ready to wire.

I think I made the whole thing warm because it is so cold outside.  Brrrrr!

1 comment:

Jana Bouc said...

Wow! I love these pears. Beautiful colors and wonderful use of mixed media and texture.