Tuesday, October 01, 2013
"Eucalyptus in Cambria" and don't do what I did....
Oil on Canvas, 16" X 20"
After painting oceans for a week it was a pleasure to paint dance in the eucalyptus trees of Cambria California. Now for the bad news and a lesson to pass on. I painted a nice little study of a wave with the master Ruo Li. He had requested a long canvas which I didn't have so making "do" I took some linen and taped it to a panel with black tape. So far so good. Then at the end of the day I slide the wet painting into my new Raymar wet panel carrier facing the back because I had a bunch of other panels flopping in the front sections. For those who are unaware of Raymar's wet panel carriers, they are light weight and have inserts down the sides to accommodate different panel sizes.
Upon arriving home I slide the painting out of the carrier, only to find the corrugated walls of the carrier left nice straight lines across the painting. It was my fault completely, since my taping job wasn't tight enough to keep the linen tight to the panel. Even so, I was very disappointed.
Here is the painting on my studio easel with it's lines. I took a soft brush and tried to obliterate the lines. Later on I may try to save the piece.
Here is the panel carrier. Again it wasn't the fault of the carrier, I have them in all sizes and have used them for years without a problem.