|12x9" Oil on panel (Click to enlarge.)|
The subject matter: My grandchildren are great subjects for people in motion because they are always moving. The play of light and shadow fascinates me and hopefully I've captured it. Simplifying is still a mystery to me, but I'm getting there. I left out many details in the background and it helped the painting.
The surface: This painting is a 12x9" on Gessobord to which I've added an oil-based primer. I did this to infuse more light into my colors. I will not do this again! At least not on a gessoed board. The oil-based primer made my paint slide off the panel. Finally, after several layers of paint, it began to adhere.