Saturday, July 23, 2011
I also started a small cowboy painting. I didn't really think that would happen, but last Monday morning it just popped out. It is on panel which I have never worked on before. I found a whole pile of them in a nook when I moved into my studio. And now I have come to believe that oil paint was engineered -probably by a superior Martian race- specifically for applying to wood panels. It is pretty amazing. One can really get all of their old master ya-yas out. As you may have intuited this painting is going really well. But they all do at the beginning until I start pressuring myself to actually make it good.
The multi-paneled "dragon/St. George/target practice" painting is going less smoothly, but it is at that pressure stage mentioned above. Okay, okay...it's the water. I love painting it, but it usually takes me three or four tries to get it right.