Sunday, June 3, 2012

Snack-time? . . . more like Nap-time!

8" x 10"
starting bid:  $50

(what this painting could look like framed)

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Oh my stars . . . this painting has gone through so many changes I can't even count!  That background was crazy.  First it was all blue . . . then one of my students suggested it needed another color, so I added red.  Yowzers!  It was like a Fourth of July firework exploded all over the page.  So then I washed the whole thing out with lots of water -- and color oozing and dripping all over the place.  Oh, wait before that, I decided to SAND the background.  Yes . . . you read that correctly -- I used a piece of fine grit sandpaper and sanded the background to age it a bit.  (Incidentally this painting is on Fabriano cold-pressed paper so I knew it could take the abuse.)  Then I put a burnt sienna wash over it . . . then I just went for it and that's when I added all the water and mushed everything around.  I did some more burnt sienna -- added faint colors to the pattern . . . touched up the milk and cookies a tad and called it a day!  Whew!  I need a nap.  :)


  1. I think the background has a magical quality and the milk next to it helps emphasize it. A really good painting.

  2. After all that it turned out perfectly!

  3. Sehr schöne Arbeit. Du kannst sehr zufrieden sein Kara.
    Grüsse Dich

  4. I have got to get this paper. I can not believe what you can do to it. I use cold press and man...just erase a little bit and it gets all bent out of shape...literally
    But I also love my cold press paper because I know its many "moods" so well.
    The next Dick Blick order I ave got to give your paper a try. It sounds so interesting....
    Oh and I left a comment about your actual painting over at Daily Paintworks.


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