Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I tried a little experiment today. I did two very similar paintings with two different light effects. First of all, I'm having fun working with black backgrounds. I wanted these stones to really glow so I applied two coats of black gesso to the background but left the spaces where the stones would be, white. This painting was the result. Tomorrow I'll post the second painting.  I was stymied... so my daughters came up with this title. Three heads are always better than one. Thanks Sadie and Molly.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 (with free display easel)
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Kathy Cousart said...

Love the effect of the gessoeing that you did with this one. Also, love the title! Leave it to daughters:)

Layne Cook said...

Lovely luminescence. I'm eager to see the other version. I think it's very useful to do these experiments- and share them!