Saturday, January 8, 2011


Out my kitchen window the snow makes lacy patterns in the night.

I am experimenting with different surfaces to paint on.
SNOW BLANKET and this piece were painted on a gesso board which has absolutely no tooth - that is, it is slippery.  I had to paint both pieces twice because the paint slid around in a most unpleasant way the first time.  I tried that because before that BROWN AND KETCHUP and COME ON IN were painted on stretched canvas with a broad weave and the weave soaked up the paint and was almost as prominent as the paint itself,  making too much of a play for attention.