Friday, July 16, 2010
Staney Creek Reflection
$100.00 + $10. s/h
Since my husband and son were still fishing, I had time for another painting. The sun came out and I was drawn to the reflection in the creek.
I set up on this bridge to paint. And, while there is a glare on my canvas I think it shows well enough how I prepare for painting trips that involve flying. I taped 2 pieces of canvas, 1 a 5 x 7 and 1 a 6 x 8, onto an 11" x 14" piece of foam core, which is shown on my easel, an Open BoxM. I can fit 4 of these in the cardboard HandyPorter (under the easel.) So, I was all set and ready for 8 small paintings. For the first time I took a small container of Gamblin Galkyd which allows the oil paint to dry faster. That way if I had painted more than 8 paintings, (I did 7) I could have untaped the first 2, which by then would have been dry, and taped on 2 more pieces of canvas. I threw in a few small pieces of wax paper to layer between the canvas. I recently bought a new tripod from Judson's Art Supply. It has more leg pieces so it compacts into a smaller carrier. I'm thinking about trying water based oils on the next trip. That would save me looking for turpentine upon arrival. Has anyone tried it? What do you think?
This photo is after the 2nd painting (this post). I only saw 1 car the whole morning, a Forest Ranger. I don't know how many painters they see out there, I doubt very many are out in that remote part of Alaska. He never commented on my paintings, or my appearance. I had on a raincoat, an apron over it, my ExtraTuf neoprene rain boots and a mosquito net on my head! It had a green tint to it, so I didn't have it over my face. My husband told me that I looked like a cafeteria lady! The Forest Ranger kept his thoughts to himself.