Color Me Wild © 2015 Karen Mathison Schmidt
8 x 10 x ¾ inches • oil on ¾" cradled archival Ampersand ClaybordTM
private collection • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Here’s a fresh-off-the-easel wild fauve oil painting of Bailey, a gray tabby, sitting in the morning sun on a chair in my studio.
I'm loving painting on Claybord. The clay ground absorbs the oils really quickly, so I'm practicing using thick, quick, loose strokes to capture the essence of my subject. Sometimes difficult, but always FUN!