Thursday, December 15, 2011

Out Of The Mist

Out Of The Mist
5" by 7" original oil on panel

I am so excited to have my sons coming tomorrow.  One will be home on break from Virginia Tech and the other down from Reston where he lives and works.  Today I will be cleaning and shopping for groceries and I am not ready for Christmas and generally fluffing the nest.  
I had some fun with this painting trying out a mono print.  I have done this before when I need to stop for the day and I have quite a bit of paint on the panel.  I take a piece of paper and lay it on the painting and then it will be ready to continue the next day without too much build up of paint.  It creates a mirror image and I really like the look.  On this one, I embellished it a bit with more oil but wished I had just left it the way it was.  Next time, I will try it on watercolor paper or even another panel.  Have you ever tried this?  What kind of surface do you lay over your painting?  I know one artist that painted on glass and then did several prints from it.  

Isn't it cool?  One leg looks kind of funky...that is where I embellished it.  I bet canvas paper would be a good option too.  I will keep you posted as I try more of these and will probably have them for sale with a mat.  Don't forget the calendars!  Only a few left.  And gift certificates!  If you have someone who loves animals or cows and you don't know which one to get, you can give a gift certificate and they can use it when they see one they love or have me paint their pet or favorite subject.  Have a wonderful Thursday!  Thank you for stopping by!

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