This is a sketch of Muscongus Bay in Round Pound from around noon time today, its tiny but it was pretty cold at the water and don't think I had a 16x20 in me today. I was lucky to have this as I dropped it on the open palette (Damn Mittens!) and it landed back side down so I was happy to not have my 10 mins paint time wasted.
Well this past Friday I finally got all the pieces of the residency grant put together and got it out in the mail. I felt 20 lbs lighter when I sent it out. (wish I really was, I would even take 10lbs) I wonder if by chance any of the people that are judging for the grant are part of the blog world?
I have been out pretty regularly lately and getting some larger work done mostly outside then just tidying them up a bit at home. I just finished a 16x20 yesterday and I'm almost done on another 24 x36. Last bit of news, I recently got in a sample of Classic Artist Oils, and after using them for about 5 or 6 painting I have to say they are really sweet, nice consistency somewhere between mayonnaise and toothpaste and have great pigment load. The smell is a bit different but I'm under the impression that fresh Linseed oil doesn't have its notable smell when its very fresh..?. Anyway one option is you can get them in 10oz caulking gun tubes and if you paint a whole bunch or just don't want paint loaded with wax and other crap check them out. If anyone is thinking of trying them, check out Elio Camachos' store at his site/blog (best discount and cool dude) http://eliocamacho.com/theStore/ Quote : "If you want to be one of the first into a new territory, you cannot wait for large amounts of evidence." Joel Barker (on originality)