Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Oil sketching on kraft paper
I love persimmons.
Their colour, form and of course taste, are wonderful. Not being native to Newfoundland, they are a treat that I occasionally find and the need to paint them always takes priority over eating.
I've been trying heavy kraft packaging paper for drawing and painting and find it works beautifully for oil sketches, with no seepage of oil or buckling. Now I'm no purist for supports when it comes to drawing or painting. I'll use whatever comes to hand to capture my idea. If my support is a disaster or success, its all part of the learning process.
Sometimes its the journey that teaches you a lot about the destination.