Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rose Arbor


oil 12x9 inches click for purchase information and zoom Painted in the studio from a photo reference taken at Descanso Gardens near Pasadena. I think I'm getting hooked on oil ground. I've been applying it to my gallery wrapped canvases, and also some of my Raymar panels. Rather than destroy "failed" paintings, I sand them a bit and apply oil ground. Now I have a wonderful surface with some texture to start over on. Almost feels like free panels! This one was done on one of those reused panels. The paint just glides on.

8 comments:

  1. Love the shadows on the wall Karen. Will have to try some oil ground on some of my old paintings. What brand do you recommend? Thanks!

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  2. Bonjour,
    Une manière de bien nourrir sa toile...
    Le résultat de cette dernière oeuvre est sublime et "parfumé"...
    Une très belle lumière illumine cette peinture très estivale.
    Gros bisous

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  3. That light is beautifully captured. Once again....How did you do that?

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  4. Thanks for your comments. I appreciate each one very much. Dana, I've used Gamblin and Utrect. Both about the same. Got a great sale price on the Utrect. Start with a small can. It will go a long way. Application takes practice. I thin with a brush dipped in turp as I go. Wear a mask when you sand. Move your beach cruiser before you paint so you don't get splatter on it. :-) !

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  5. Beautiful Karen! I know this rose arbor!

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  6. Your brushwork (colors and comp) here is just wonderful, looks effortless and I love the shadow too. I must try the oil ground too, thanks.

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  7. The clear colors and beautiful brushwork make this the perfect arbor! Lovely, thanks for the oil ground info too

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