Sunday, May 8, 2011
Oil on 8x6 Linen panel
I'm always trying different things to paint on. Artists always seem to love to paint on linen, so every so often I like to try it. There are so many brands to choose from though, I once tried a sampler pad of 4 or 5 different kinds, they were ok, but I didn't love any of them. I've tried buying a piece of unprimed linen, and making my own linen panels, but.. I didn't love them either. I also had a pad of another kind of oil primed linen, and, same thing, I didn't feel like it was just the right thing for me. The last time I ordered some things from Blick art, I ordered one of their acrylic primed belgian linen panels, and set it aside.
I found this lovely rose/violet colored magnolia growing in a local park, I've never seen a magnolia this color! It was so different and beautiful, I took it home to try and paint a picture of it. I remembered my linen panel, and decided to use it for this painting, and... I LOVED it!!!!!!
It was perfect. I have an order in for more :-)