5x7 oil on clay board
Finally yesterday I picked up my brushes again. After nearly a month off from painting I was itching to get started again. And I was also a little rusty in my technique.
I like this mango much better than the one I painted a few posts back. However, this one was much more of a challenge. I like to paint on small 5x7 gesso board panels. However, I ran out a while back and all I have been able to find were larger 8x10 panels at the local art store, which is fine for a weekend painting but a bit large for a one-sitting painting on a week night (at least for me, because I paint slow). Yesterday, my wife called me and said all the art store had in stock were 5x7 clay panels. I thought, what the heck, I will give it a try.
Well . . . the clay panels were unlike anything I have ever painted on. It was almost like painting with acrylic. The panel literally sucked the oil out of the paint within a few seconds, leaving only the dry chalky pigment behind. I had to constantly go back and open the paint back up. it was a challenge to say the least. Despite the trouble, I am generally happy with this painting. I like the colors and feel that the background is much better than on the last mango. My Iphone picture really does not do it justice. I have one clay panel left. maybe I will give it another try. Not sure yet. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you like the painting. Comments (both good and bad) are welcome. Here is another larger picture