Friday, February 17, 2012

Getting ready for the ESAC Outdoor Art Show in downtown Fairhope, March 16-18

This painting has been rolling around in my head ever since I took the photo a few years ago.
Dublin Rain, Oil, 14x10 inches
©Colette Martin Waite
The next painting is a new technique for me. It took me a while to work out how I was going to do this. The idea started with a painting I saw at a bistro in Paris. The painting I saw had a white gesso ground and the edges were left raw with the tacks showing. I am using a raw rough linen and priming  it (sizing, not gesso) so that I could leave some of the linen color showing. I have to credit using this linen to an artist friend Davis Tomasovsky of Ocean Springs/New Orleans. The painting shown here is wrapped but I have done several so that the copper tacks are left showing on the side and the edges are left raw.  A bit labor intensive and more costly too!I like the look. I hope others will too.
Luncheon is Ready, oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches

©Colette Martin Waite

And I am still working on chef scenes!
Hustle, Oil, 12 x 18 inches
©Colette Martin Waite