Sunday, June 8, 2008
This is a painting I did a couple of weeks ago. It is of the historic Whiteside Theatre and is based on an old photo from the county historic archives. As an experiment I began with an exaggerated ink sketch using a Sharpie extra fine pen on a canvas board. I used a Sharpie because it is permanent from both water and mineral spirits. Then I used light washes of oil paint to add color in such a way that the ink is still visible. I blotched the paint with a paper towel to increase the funky effect. The idea was to be able to frame the piece without glass as an oil painting.