Saturday, June 07, 2008

TESTAMENT #5 - S-Curve

I really like the way this one turned out. The format would be quite challenging. Inspired by a freeway camera image, I needed a canvas that was three times as long as it was wide. I couldn't find what I wanted premade at Daniel Smith (just down the hill from where I live) so I made my own. I got some advice from one of the great clerks at Daniel Smith's and headed home with supplies, stretchers and canvas. I got my woodworking husband, Darrell to put a reinforcement stretcher cross-wise, since it is so long, 12" by 36".
I was worried about not getting the canvas tight, but, lo and behold, when I put the wet gesso on it tightened right up.
I'm going to have to try making more of my own canvases.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Here's a departure from the Freeway series.

I've always been fascinated with alleys. I know....dirty, yucky, smelly and even dangerous. But, there's's the industrial, city scene peek at the underbelly. It's also the composition. I tend toward the 'leading off into the distance' kind of composition.

This painting is from a photo I took in Seattle. I've edited it and removed or enhanced stuff.