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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Apples and Calvados"

"Apples and Calvados"
11"x14" oil on canvas

This painting is one of my favorites for the upcoming French Show at the Yarmouth Frameshop and Gallery. Like this one from Tina Ingraham's class, the calligraphy is the last step, which is really fun. I love drawing, and it's drawing on your painting. In fact, I was kind of frustrated with the painting, especially the mustard jar which I had taken 4 runs at, wondering if the whole thing was going to resolve. So I thought, OK, calligraphy time, let's see what happens. And basically everything happened. You've heard people say "the painting will tell you what it needs". I would say it told me what it liked, as I tried various marks, wiped them off and tried again.

Please join us at the show opening, 4-7PM on Saturday, at the Yarmouth Frameshop and Gallery, 720 US Route One, Yarmouth, ME.


4 comments:

  1. Bobbi, this is gorgeous and the amount of calligraphy is perfect.
    My favorite thing is the lost edges of the red top on the mustard jar.
    Great job!

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  2. Love this! Are you painting the calligraphy step or using something else, like a charcoal or marker? I love this style! Must give it a try!

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  3. Thanks, Mary, and you too, Denise. To answer your question, I did the calligraphy with dark paint, over the wet canvas, i.e. the whole painting was done with a direct approach. I like that best, the calligraphy melds in with the previous marks, and can be wiped off, repainted and tried again if the painting doesn't like it.

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