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. 


lyn said...

Welcome to EDM and WOW! nice website! I love watercolor and don't like the framing so I love your light wash oil. I had not done oils in many years and tend to thin it out like watercolor when I did a few. Now I'll persue thin oils further! Beautiful photography!

SCquiltaddict said...

very it alot