Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Setting Sun

This is a oil painting made on canvas pasted on a board. This is not my favorite medium because a canvas fabric when pasted on the board loses the absorbancy of the medium. What that means is that when the brush hits the canvas the color is not absorbed. And thus all of it stays at the board level. It makes it 1) hard to dry and 2) hard to mix different colors. The output looks quite two dimensional. Why did I buy it then, you might ask? Answer - $! It's way too cheap :-)

Thankfully, I experimented with small post-card sized boards only. In future, I would like to stick to the regular stretched and primered canvas only.