Tuesday, November 07, 2006

More George

The third evening working on this painting, and this is what it looks like.
It will in fact be done by tomorrow, leaving 2 days to dry. It's a curious substrate to work on. It's a light raw cotton that was heavily laquered. The laquer seals the fibers, but the paint still goes through the surface. The laquer also stifens the fibres and makes them abrasive so it's pretty hard on brushes.

The cotton originaly part of some older pie
ces, from a YYZ show.

At the bottom of this post is the painting I am copying - Which itself turns out to be a copy - (and not a terribly good one at that), of a Willian Beechey, painted in 1800. Mine of course is by far the least well executed painting.

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