Monday, February 22, 2016

On My Easel - original oil figurative painting in progress

This painting is barely started and I should probably not even post it.  BUT, I have rediscovered Arches oil paper and a tablet of that paper gives me such freedom to work and not worry that the stretched canvas or gessoed panel I usually use HAS to turn into a masterpiece.  Such pressure!  This paper can be bonded to a panel and framed like an oil painting, which it is, of course.  I'm wondering if other artists are fans of this support.  It's also really good for oil pastel.
My favorite part of this start is the sofa - not a good prognosis, I fear.
Not too sure, yet, whether I'll even finish it, but anyway, it's fun to do - on 12 x 16" Arches - thanks for looking!


hmuxo said...

I like it very much, Connie. I definitely think you're finished...all you have to do is sign

Jane said...

I often paint on cardboard, but never tried paper ...probably should , this looks very good , and could very well be signed now as Hilda pointed out.

Connie Chadwell said...

Thank you, Hilda, I think I'll just do that - thank you again!

Connie Chadwell said...

Hi Jane - you should give the oil painting paper a try - it's an interesting surface and the prep is already done for you - no gessoing - thank you for stopping by!