Monday, December 28, 2009
Wet Lands are part of the beauty of Florida. They have been painted many, many times. I thought I would concentrate for a while on capturing my impression of their beauty. They are such a fragile part of our environment and constantly threatened by builders. For some reason ($$$) they seem to get around all the local and state restrictions. Dare I hope this New Year, will see a greater effort to preserve our heritage.
This was my first time using linen and it made a big difference. I like the smoother texture as I tend to paint more like a watercolorist than a heavy impasto, although I am trying to put on more paint. This was a small 5x7, 620 gram weight linen Centurion LX with wrapped edges. Don't remember where it came from but I am serverly tempted to dip deeper into the $$ and use linen.
I have started to use Office 2007 outlook to keep me on task with my goals. Am visiting web sites, blogs, Etsy to get ideas. Any one with ideas on Web site is welcomed to comment. I am leaning toward just the blog and Etsy but if I do larger pictures then what So much to learn and it takes away from the painting. Where have I heard that before!!!