Saturday, June 27, 2009
I thought I would post a painting in progress today. I started this yesterday - palette knife as tool, old painting underneath. I am using up old canvases to save money, in the spirit of the economic times as well as to keep them out of landfills. The downside to using old paintings is that the texture of old work shows under smooth thin paint. At the moment there is a definite ridge line from the previous horizon. Sometimes I wonder whether to add thicker paint to cover up the "blemish" or just leave it as evidence of change.
Also, some of the color peeking through I will leave. Another reason I like recycling old paintings - I take advantage of the color surprises!
This is a scene from a biking trip we took a few weeks ago in West Virginia, along the beginnings of the Greenbrier River.