Saturday, June 6, 2015

Midnight painting ...


Blue Roof Ranch  © 2015 Karen Mathison Schmidt
8 x 10 x ¾ inches • oil on ¾" cradled ClaybordTM
private collection • Watsonville, California

On our way to a family reunion in Colorado, we passed this ranch nestled in the mountains. All the roofs were bright sky blue. Of course they were begging to be in a painting!

This is another painting on Claybord. I’m really learning a lot about using this ultra-absorbent surface with oils, and I’m having a lot of fun doing it! I find it very interesting how the finished painting, before varnishing, has a look similar to a painting done with pastels.

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