Friday, February 8, 2013

End of the Beach


So my friend, Azra (everyone says Hi Azra!), posted a painting of roses and an apple on canvas paper and she inspired me to give the paper a try. So out I went and bought some Canson (my personal fav paper company) Canva Oil paper in a sheet and cut it up (from Michael's Art and Crafts cause I was near one and had a 40% off coupon-Yeah!). The first, a small study of a rosette echeveria succulent, felt like it sucked up the oil. So for the second I gave it a coat of gesso (no sanding), then an under-painting in acrylic before moving on to oils. Fun to try something new.
Thanks Azra!


Cheers all!

11 comments:

  1. Two fantastic paintings ! The Echeveria looks so real and the sea scape is fabulous with a great depth and a wonderful sky !

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  2. Ahhh Karen,you're so sweet,I wish I could come over just to give you a hug. : )

    The seascape is AMAZING! I love it! The light in the sky and sea and highlighted on the wall at the front ,what size is this?
    The echeveria does indeed look succulent and beautifully painted!


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    1. 0h, you, Thanks. Its about 10x15 inches.

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  3. Two beautiful paintings Karen! I love the beach scene with the bright sky and the reflections and your rose is gorgeous! I'm going to have to try that paper and what a good idea to put a coat of gesso first, will you mount the paper onto something if you frame it?

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    1. Thank you Karen (been keeping tabs on your master's painting - good show!) I will have to do research (probably can find a great answer on Wetcanvas.com) in regards to the framing. Hm....Seems like it could just be mounted as a watercolor would.

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  4. Gorgeous painting Karen! Wow I totally love the beach one. Such a beautiful mood you captured with the lighting. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Giselle! You are the one I think of when I think of beach paintings!

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  5. Love the paintings and will try the canvas oil paper - love those coupons too.

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    1. Don't ya just love those coupons? I do. (But don't buy charcoal pencils at Michael's - they've all been dropped and are broken inside. Waste of time and money.)

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  6. I love End of the Beach, but then if you knew me, you would understand.

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