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.  


Marian Fortunati said...

That is really too bad... It looks like it was lovely... but in the "long" view really nice and I'll bet you can make it beautiful once again!

I use loose linen when I'm at Dave's now. ... especially when we do studies which are meant to be studies... I like a lot of them, but it does make me do some thinking because if I REALLY like them, I'd have to figure out how to attach them to a solid board... Haven't done it yet... probably won't.

Laura Wambsgans said...

Hi Marian, you can use a bit of Yes Paste to glue the loose linen to an inexpensive panel and frame as usual.I have friends that have done that to capture a good composition out of a painting. They just cut out the piece they want to frame from a larger canvas and throw out the rest. Joseph Mendez highly recommends cropping!

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