Friday, June 19, 2009
Tom Thumb, it's a boy...
Now - odd as you may think it - it came to pass that these good people's wishes were fulfilled, just in the very way they had wished it; for, not long afterwards, they had a little boy who was quite healthy and strong...
Well, here's the next one in the series. I'm going to break from the story for awhile to work on a still life to practice color. Then, another something else unrelated and quirky, and then back to the story again!
I changed from paper to canvas this time. Typically, I use the 140 weight watercolor paper but wanted to see what my stuff would look like on another surface, so I purchased a Fredrix Canvas Pad. It's preprimed with acrylic and accepts any medium. I wonder what you guys think about how the surface looks...I get lots of the cross-hatching from the medium texture, which I'm not sure adds to or detracts from my overall result. I was also surprised to feel how floppy the canvas was - it's literally canvas, so I'm on the fence as to using it again.
In addition to critiques, can any of you let me know what kind of paper/canvas you use/would use for acrylic painting? Or have you heard of paper that's popular? Is this canvas idea okay? I'm full of questions and'll probably pose the question on the SCBWI boards as well.
Anyhow, I'd enjoy reading your thoughts! Thanks y'all.
Posted by pete at 2:07 PM