June 25, 2007
I am finally able to post. I painted this a little larger (okay, more than a little) than my normal 6x8s. Although it isn't terribly large - 12x16 I really find it a challenge to paint larger. The brush strokes and movements just aren't the same. And they take me longer to paint. I've been wrestling with these things lately. Not sure what's going on. But I have reached a point where I want to paint beyond instinctively, which I have been doing for a couple years, and applying more thought and technique. I could use a class alone on just how to mix paint on my pallette. My present way doesn't seem too efficient. In time all that will become intuitive as well but for now it begins to seem more mechanical when I have to think so much. But it will come.
12x16 Oil on stretched canvas
copyright 2007 Deb Kirkeeide
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