Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Son of Red Grapes

"Grapes Number 2"
6 x 6 Oil on Gessobord
Number 11 in "Scratching the Surface" Series

Original Painting
Titled "Red Grapes"

This is another reworked painting.  Reworked meaning it was sanded lightly with a sandpaper block and scratched with a craft knife.  Then repainted with a palette knife (with a few brush strokes). While the paint was still wet I used an embossing stylus to scratch over the surface of the painting,losing edging and mixing colors.

While there are aspects of the old painting that I was pleased with, I'm much happier with Son of Red Grapes (the reworked painting.)  The lighting has also been pumped up to make it more dramatic.

Tomorrow going to do some more knife painting and scratching on Raymar panel, instead of Gessobord.  Will be painting at home as we are expecting a couple of inches of snow.

Met with a couple of artist friends for lunch to share experiences and critique a little art.  Such fun...I love being an artist.  Am I lucky or what?

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