Thursday, November 27, 2014

Camera Truck

Well, I have to say it is quite a pat on the back when someone you love tells you he wants you to do a painting for him. My husband asked me to paint this and wanted it large enough to hang over our mantle. LARGE. Intimidating. I took a deep gulp and said yes and we went out to buy a big (40x30") canvas.

Work in progress: under painting with just thin burnt sienna, final layers in only burnt umber, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, the smallest amount of Venetian red and titanium white, all in all about 6 weeks to paint. The burnt umber and ultramarine blue make a nice dark.
We took it to a framer my husband knows well and she did a fab job framing it and touting my work to some of her clients and so who knows, ya know? For now I'm pleased with how it looks on the wall and with a nice confidence booster that I'm growing as an artist.
Happy Thanksgiving to us in the U.S. and happy fall day to those who are not.
I'm grateful for family, friends, home and hearth, and the ability and time to paint.
Cheers all. 
God's peace.

40x30" landscape, Oil on canvas, NFS


  1. A spectacular painting , quite a mouthful, but absolutely gorgeous !

  2. Simply stunning Karen, I would love to see this in real life, I have a feeling that this small photo does not show all its beauty and hard work.xx

    1. So true about seeing something in life. For example in the art magazine I read, I've become aware of looking for the sizes of the art. It is so deceptive. Hugs across the pond.

  3. What an awesome process. So much more appreciation for the finished piece!


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