Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Experiment on Barn Wood

This is an experimental piece and one of several I've been working on these past few days.
Its painted on a distressed piece of linen, mounted to salvaged wood from an old barn on our ranch - one that is slowly being reclaimed by the elements. I used clear gesso to prime it, then a patina to warm the edges. The painting itself is from a limited palette of about 4 colors - plus white. When I started these, I must admit it felt a little like painting on a saw blade. But after I finished this one today, I'm beginning to like the results.

2 comments:

  1. I like your experiment with this board. Do you think you'll do more like this?

    Lovely portrait too. Very thoughtful, pensive.

    Hope you're staying warm up there, too!

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  2. A most successful experiment, Deb!
    It's even more of a treasure. (I must find some old wooden grain elevator wood...)

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