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Monday, November 29, 2010

Lonesome George #82


I call this one Lonesome George because nearly every time we drive past the lone Douglas fir there is one hawk perched high in the dead portion. Sometimes it is a red-tailed hawk and sometimes a red-shouldered hawk. I was trying a new paper, Canson 140# cold press.

I'm also posting my last post, but this time with the edge showing. A couple of you commented you like a little roughness along the edge. I do too ..... but this obviously was a mess, so I cropped it off. Just thought I'd let you see what it looks like without cropping. I pressed down along the tape edge. Next time I'll make a point of pressing harder, but I really think the problem was throughly wetting the paper and having the moisture sneak underneath the tape ... and releasing it. My recent foggy scene in the trees was also taped (on different paper) with less juicy paint). The taped edge worked just fine on that one.

4 comments:

Brinda said...

Wow Elva! I really admire your work! Lonesome george is really good! Youve captured a feeling of solitude! how big are the paintings? I see what you mean about the rough edges!

Elva Paulson said...

Hi Brinda, Thank you for the kind words ...

Lonesome George is about 6 1/2" x 8" (about 16 cm x 20 cm .... don't know if you are metric) and the Amanita is 5 3/5 x 3 1/2 inches -- 14.4 x 9 cm). I've been painting virtually all of my challenge paintings small enough to fit on my scanner .... although I could photograph if I paint one that is larger.

Kelly said...

...you're so lucky you get to drive past a scene like Lonesome George frequently. It's beautiful, and your painting has captured that open, lonesome feel. Love the silhouette of the bird. He's pretty tiny, you must have a very steady hand!

Laure Ferlita said...

Love the atmospheric conditions Old Lonesome George is looking at! Nicely done, Elva!

Call me quirky, but I'd like to see the "bleed continued around the edges of this piece using them as a secondary frame.....feel free to ignore. As I said, quirky.