Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Square Foot Paintings One and Two

I started my first paintings today for the Square Foot Art Gallery project.  I did an abstract painting I'm going to call Ribbons.  I put gesso on a piece of Bristol Vellum.  Then I painted it with gouache and water color sticks.

For the next one I wanted something a little down home and friendly so I painted 2 folk art chickens.  I love painting chickens for some reason. It always makes me happy. It took me most of the day to do these two paintings. Part of the reason is the gesso kept fading into the paper. I had to repaint the stripes and dots three times.

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