Ask and you shall receive. Sometimes. And definitely this time. I needed to channel Klimt with his double easels in his studio back in the day, and expressed to my artist girlfriend how much I would love another easel. As fate may have it, her artist boyfriend finds a bunch of easels on a curbside that were being tossed. He grabs the best one, and brings it home. A little refurbishing and it's good to go. Not one bit of paint on it. New painting coming up.
A friend of mine gave me a canvas with some old gray paint on it. It's perfect to experiment on. I wondered if I could draw on acrylic with charcoal, so I drew on the paint that already existed on the canvas, sprayed it with a fixative and was able to paint without the charcoal smudging. The charcoal drawn directly on the paint yielded a beautiful line quality. I then smudged pastel over the paint with a little extra charcoal smudging. Face drawn from visual memory.
Sometimes a painting sits on my easel longer than I would like. Many other art projects come up that pull me away from my focus to finish. But there is an upside to it. I find that it allows me the chance to visualize the painting finished and helps me to formulate where the painting is headed. I really can't wait for this one to be completed, and it already has been sold!
Laura J. Holman
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