June 4, 2009

Return to the Hills

Acrylic on Canvas 

I told Apollo Coffee I'd whip up another big one for the show, since everything else there is mostly 4x6 and 8x10. 

This one is 20 x 24 inches, and I wanted to try to recreate the quick sketch I had done of "The Hills" a while back. I'm still not used to using oversized brushes yet, but I have experience with knife painting, so that's what I did. I mixed up some big puddles (a LOT more paint than I'm used to laying out) and trowelled it on.

It's OK, but doesn't have the same immediate quality that the original sketch had. I may finally have to cave in and try this with a huge brush after all.

Off to the Divisadero Art Walk tonight. (see yesterday's post). I'd go in disguise, but fortunately nobody knows who I am anyway, so no worries. I hope.

1 comment:

Avocaken said...

Hey Gringo. I'm curious.... what is a "huge" brush for you? I make some larger paintings 16x24m 12x39 & 24x30 and the biggest brush that I use is MAYBE 3/4 inch (#10 filbert or brigbt). Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

See ya
Ken B.