Thursday, October 23, 2008

Painting on Linen


Here's my first painting on linen. Wish I could say it is oil on linen but... my kids are usually mucking around in the studio when I'm there (in the daytime). I can't handle the mess of oil paint/solvent that a child has made and the damage it can cause to them and the house! Someday I'll get back to my oils!!
Anyway, I bought this Belgian linen in Victoria BC at a fabulous art store called Opus... they have a great selection. It felt like quite a splurge... especially when I was building and stretching the linen on the stretcher bars. (I build all my canvases, I consider it part of my process.)

This painting is unfinished but I'm getting closer. It's been through some radical changes and I'm ready to get back to it.

4 comments:

tangled sky studio said...

wow, brenda this is beautiful. the colors are muted but rich...really lovely!
beth

Martha Miller said...

yes, such wonderful colors!

artslice said...

Thank you ladies, hopefully I can get in the studio later tonight or tomarrow to work on it.

Jeane said...

Hi Brenda - I've had a wonderful time cruising through your site - lovely painting - thanks for your comments at my place - small world - I love Spokane - your side of the state has really gorgeous vistas