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.