Wednesday, 23 October 2019

A small canvas on the easel

I tend to select a canvas size according to the subject I'm going to paint.

In this case it was a photograph our daughter had taken of a Lamb,

and I happened to have a small

8" x 8" canvas read and prepared with an acrylic background...

Looks very garish in pink doesn't it.

I love the anticipation of this stage in the process, itching to get paint on the canvas

and at the same time wondering if it will work.

In the eye of the beholder, of course, 

and it's up to others to decide if it's their cup of tea.

"A Day in Spring"

Oil on canvas

(think I did a slight "tweak" of this lamb AFTER I'd taken this photo,
but it was only slight and basically this is the finished piece)

As I have quite a few canvases prepared, and knowing there will be Wet Canvases sitting around in the studio, I decided to clear some shelf space in readiness for those wet Oil paintings


robin cox walsh said...

Very sweet! :D

Eileen said...

Your painting of the little lamb is adorable!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Thanks Robin :)

Thanks Eileen....I did this from a photo Lil took. There was actually another lamb next to this one, but I thought it worked better with just the one lamb :)

Laurie said...

It’s a beauty, that pink base I know must have influenced this work but it’s difficult to see now ! I also found the palette cleaning interesting!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Thank you Laurie, the pink base can seem very dominant, but it works in the end, as you say, you can't really notice it when the painting is finished :)

Marie Smith said...

I found your blog again, Ann. I missed you!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Hi Marie, glad you found me again. I expect you will have seen my note, in the righthand side of my blog, that I’ve had trouble with commenting. Think I can finally comment on other bloggers as long as I do it via ipad, but it won’t play ball on my mac! I will pop by your blog and try a comment via ipad and see if it works 🤞

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