September 6, 2006

Moraine Lake

I found some tiny little canvases at the local art supply store that are only 3.5 x 5 inches, and they are made of real canvas on real stretcher bars. They were so cute, I had to buy a few to try them out. I haven't painted in this small format for a while, and it has it's own challenges. The brushes and even the paint consistency has an impact on the final product. For example, adding too much water to thin the acrylic paint makes it difficult to paint because the water always forms droplet size paint globs, which are often too big for the image (like the trees in this example).

This is a picture of Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. the stippling that appears in this photo is actually the grain of the canvas, and is not as evident in the actual painting. The image also looks bezelled, but that is because I painted the image on the sides of the canvas as well, so the picture wraps around the sides, top and bottom, right to the wall.

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