Lately, I've been painting so tight. I decided to do this apple in a looser, more relaxed style. I'm always trying to learn when I paint. This looks easier, but after so many tight paintings; I found this to be a challenge. I like the way it turned out. It is far more relaxed than I felt.
Okay, this is the last of this series for a while. I have more boards & canvases that I put oxidized copper paint on, so they may return. But, I feel finished for now. What better way to finish off a meal than with a little heat?
Thank you for keeping me company on this exploration of oxidized copper backgrounds.
Thank you for viewing my paintings.
Still working with oxidized copper on canvas board. I tried this brown horse, which does show up better on this background, but seemed to need the outline. I think I just like the look of the bold outline in this series. What do you think?
I have not given up on the oxidized copper background. Taking a more abstract approach, I dribbled the oxidizing solution & copper paint over the board. It made an interesting pattern that I developed further by adding the saguaro cactus patterns. The horse is oil paint; outlined with permanent marker.
I remember Hopalong Cassidy. Okay, I saw the reruns. If you are too young or old & forgetful like me, I've included the link to his web site.
This is another in the series using copper paint as the background. This time, I did not use the oxidizing additive and let the copper stand as it is. The horse is oil paint, again outlined with permanent marker. I'm finding that the copper color is so strong that it overwhelms anything painted on it. I'm not giving up, I've a few more ideas to try.
These lizards are territorial and willing to fight for it. If you live where lizards abound, as in Tucson, you've seen these stand offs. Very dramatic bobbing of the heads and circling until one runs away.
It's "shoot out at the OK Corral" on a miniature size.
This is the second in my series of using oxidized copper as my background.
I started this painting before the holidays & went back to finish it over the last few days.
This is a portrait of Jessica. She teaches riding and is an award winning rider in South Carolina. I just loved the way she sits her horse, even in practice. They seem to be one.