Thursday, April 2, 2009

#47 "Lunch Date", oil on panel, 20" x 16"



While waiting in a Seattle restaurant for a friend to show up for lunch the other day I (as usual) began to see painting compositions around me. Since I always have my camera with me, I took a few photos. Before going to the restaurant I had gone to Utrecht Art Supply Store to buy oil paints (Gamblin) and supports for oil painting. I bought both linen and canvas covered panels. This painting was done on a linen covered panel. So far (in my short history as an oil painter) I prefer the firmness of a panel to the "give" of stretched canvas. I absolutely love the feeling of the brush gliding the oil paint onto the panel, and the lushness of the pigments. The Ray for the Day is "Lunch Date".

2 comments:

Kendal and Jennifer said...

Love it! I wanna see a painting of your pop. --Jennifer

Anonymous said...

The color, shapes, and arangement create a real mood...I love it! Am also glad to learn a way to reach you. I have enjoyed your watercolors as well, and sent your link to appreciative friends. -Susan in Hopewell