Sunday, January 13, 2013
"Green Ribbon" Oil on 5x7 canvas board
Painting this ribbon was a good exercise for me to do, because I don't usually paint green things. I would have used a red ribbon if I'd had some, but this way I had to practice and think! I never know if I should mix a green from blue and yellow, or use a green and mix it to the right shade. I think I did both while painting this. I used a canvas board that I had given a few extra coats of gesso to, hoping it would smooth out the raised grid lines in the weave. I don't like when the texture of the canvas is more noticeable than the paint. I think it worked out nicely.