Friday, February 3, 2012
6x6in oil on canvas board 85.
This was a nifty little iris peeking out between the leaves.
I was horrified to see how distorted my blog looked on my friends monitor. She has an up-todate
thin, but wide (letterbox) one and everything is pulled wider than it is.
An 8x6in painting looked almost square. Her colors are are quite lighter than on my computer screen too so it made me realize how different everyone's monitors must be. Quite daunting to mail out a painting if it doesn't match what they wanted. Thankfully, I haven't had any problems so far.
I wonder if anyone has a solution for this?
This was a fast little painting to demonstrate how to paint smoothly using a synthetic, angle brush.
These type of brushes are a wiz at blending colors together or creating a side stroke for a different texture. After cleaning the brush I am always careful to place the tip between stiff card stock and secure with paper clip so the edges keep perfectly straight.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.