Monday, April 21, 2008

Painting for Mary

Tonight I was working on this little painting
to show you -- a painting of pansies when
my friend, Mary called.

She is pretty funny, so I decided to keep
painting while I talked to her, and I think

it shows in the painting so far. This is
about 4" x 6", and probably not finished yet.

To paint it I:
1. Painted a canvas red with cadmium red
medium (one of my favorite colours).
2. Waited for the red to dry while Fiona
took a nap.
3. Drew an outline of my lush giant
pansies in a little cream jug with

indelible marker.
4. Started a painting, and kept painting
while I talked to Mary. I like a sense
of humour in these little paintings, and
Mary and I go way back with the laughs.
I decided the red alone was too strong for
my deep purple pansy, and voila. Ta da.

Tomorrow I may do a few things to it,
sign it and glaze it. We'll see. Another
busy day happening.

Have an adventurous and funny day.

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