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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Small Paintings

I have decided to do some smaller fast paintings just to get out of the rut I am in and to have a little fun. One is watercolor on a deep cradle claybord textured and is 6"x8". I really enjoyed it and will show it from the side so you can see the depth and then the front.
The second piece of two swans is acrylic on canvas and is only 5"x7" which is really getting small for me but was alot of fun. You know I love to work full sheet watercolors so I usually am 30"x28" alot of the time so these were a challenge and I do not have alot of small brushes for this sort of thing. I did enjoy them both though and think I will continue to try a few new things every once in awhile just for fun.
I think that at some point I might fiddle with them both a little as I do like detail but my intention initially was to do the painting and not go back in. That will be hard for me but I am not detailing like I usually do so that is good for me.

7 comments:

Billie Crain said...

These are wonderful, Jane. I've wanted to try this myself. Where did you order your textured clayboard? May I ask?

Jane Freeman said...

Billie I picked up a couple of these when I was teaching in Pasadena at the arts and material exhibition a couple of years ago...finally got around to using it. I think it is really fun...the smooth will lift very easy but this rough one was not something you could lift on. It comes for oils and pastels etc and so there is one that is called watercolorbord...then having the deep cradle which you can stain or paint really means it is already framed so it saves that way and no mat and no glass!!!

Balaji said...

These are very nice. I like your idea of using a textured clayboard with a deep cradle.

Pablo VillicaƱa Lara said...

These are great Janie! I hope you do more of them. I totally agree with you about painting smaller, it's taken me a while to get used to adjust to smaller. I've come to the decision is that a good painting is a good painting no matter what size.

Tim Robinson said...

Your work is stunning. The "At Attention -Sparrow" Watercolor painting is excellent. I love the lighting in the piece.

Jane Freeman said...

Thank you Pablo...I will do more on the Ampersand Watercolorbord...but did not like canvas etc...but miss watercolor...so I have 2 1/2 sheet peonies drawn up...but company now and then only a few days and gone to Oklahoma for 2 weeks! But they will be waiting for me when I get back!!! Thanks!!!

Jane Freeman said...

Thank you so much Tim! I worked alot of hours on At Attention...made up the background and I suspect could have put in more hours but my attention span ran out! ha!!