Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Day 20 - Linen Thread

10"x10" on 300gsm Paper
We are two-thirds of the way through the challenge - my, that seems to have gone fast. 
Today's painting is on heavy watercolour paper and has scrim, modelling paste and linen thread applied before gessoing all over. 

Then layers of paint were built up as well as drawing with tools and black charcoal.  I have also used my own stencils throughout.

The finishing touches were oil pastel in a pale blue.

14 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

Beautiful colors and design. I'm sure it is even more fabulous in person.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

it has gone fast :) I have really enjoyed seeing all of your little pieces of work so am glad the challenge is not over :)

I wish I had of known about it a few days before it started rather then the day after because I probably would have participated :)

Rolina said...

Thanks Sandy, paintings are always so hard to photograph accurately, the camera quite often misses some of the texture.

Thanks Jennifer, I will be sad when it is finished, I have really enjoyed getting to know new artists and to push my art. Leslie Saeta runs these challenges several times a year. I will let you know the next one. I might be recovered by then!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

that would be great, thanks :D

Andersson Blue Design said...

Beautiful painting today, I like it very much. You are so good with this technique, which is new to me.
I hope we meet again in the next challenge! When this challenge is over I think I will go with a theme rather than jumping from one subject to another.
all the best,
AB

April Rimpo said...

These paintings are masterful.

Cagley Art said...

Wow Rolina - the colors and textures are magnificent!!!
Connie

Julie Ford Oliver said...

You have a great eye for color and design. I have enjoyed looking at your blog.

Rolina said...

Thanks so much Andersson Blue, I think a theme makes it easier in a way, helps with that "what shall I paint next?" feeling!

Rolina said...

Thanks too, Julie, that is a huge compliment, I appreciate it!

Ronda Stephens said...

I love the colors and find the finished piece very calming. Absolutely beautiful!

Cagley Art said...

Wow - this is brilliant! The colors and the design are just gorgeous...

Rolina said...

Thanks Ronda and Connie - these are my favourite colours. In a day or two I will be forcing myself to do a whole painting in - ack, I can barely say it, in - neutrals!!

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