Looks like another reddish primed canvas. How do get a canvas like that into your wet canvas carrier, Donald?
It actually telescopes down to 8" x 8" . There's yet another, from yesterday, which I may post later. Perhaps I'm stalling, though. Recently sold a 60" x 84" and I now must replace it. That's 'inside' work, of course, and I'm still trying to make hay while the sun shines.
60 x 84!!! Get out the rollers and house paint brushes. I have just gessoed a 18 x 24 and it looks terrifying after all of the summer's plein air 10 x 16's.
Hmm, me too - found I need to put out more paint and use bigger brushes. Doanald, can't you give us a few color mixing tips - I'm still struggling with the famous Jurney palette - everything's coming out dark and cold!
Jon...can't wait 'til June? Just kidding. Dark and cold......hmmmm. I don't have recipe for light and warm. Perhaps you might start with a light/warm ground, taking care not to cover it, but letting it peek through the top layers. I know that you have a different color sensibility than I, so it's difficult, without a particular example, to know what to suggest. I'm quite concerned with the actual colors of things whereas I think you may be more concerned with harmonious arrangement of color, without regard to their actual hue.They are both methods with solid precedent.If I should be giving a recipe for green grass, please say so. Also indicate time of year, time of day, location of the sun, distance from the viewer, color of the underlying soil, etc., etc.June is coming!!
Thanks, Donald. OK, I know what you mean - I'll keep plugging away - I guess it's just the change + familiarization period. Thanks very much for being bothered to write that!