Monday, June 14, 2010

Watching Paint Dry

I have finished the 22 x 22" oil on copper on birch...and I am very pleased with the finished product! I will be doing more paintings on this support.... on copper panels. With a local supplier, I am promised the availability of the copper, and am more that happy that this is a support I can have on hand and use as the muse dictates. As soon as I can get a better shot of the painting, I will be posting it on my website. I will be including this painting in my "Shades of Gray" series.


The woman rider is a very important part of this composition, so I am showing a closeup of her here.
This painting is all about the light and the shadows..and the ever design.

Now back to the casein painting in progress....a handsome Kentucky foal!


Miccosukee said...

What a beautiful portrait! Never would have thought of painting on copper but you do it so well.

Also loved to see your PWC as I have one, too. Aren't these little hamster legs fun?

Love to see your work. Never fails to delight me.


Kpeters said...

Thanks Trisha,You made my day!


Gaina said...

That's beautiful :).

I'm intrigued about the copper. Do you find it gives a quality to the painting that you don't get with other surfaces, and if so what is it?

Kpeters said...

Gaina, The oil paint seems to glide over the surface on the copper,unlike the drag on canvas.That is one difference.
And then the golden glow of the copper peeks thru the oil in places...I like the warmth it eminates.