Sunday, July 3, 2011

Humming bird - ruby throat, painting

I've been playing with terraskin paper and I've got to say that I love it. It can take all the abuse I can give it, strong resilient and no more expensive than regular paper, what's not to love.
I'm not a fan of framing work as textural as mine under glass, so part of the experimentation has been with presentation.
With this little (6x8) painting I wrapped the painting onto stretchers, like you would a canvas.
What do you think? I think it works, but it may not be the way I go.
My first love is still working on Masonite, but it gets heavy and can be awkward to maneuver when working on it. Plus you still need to build stretchers for it, my stretcher builder (hubby) wouldn't mind at all if he was able to retire from that job!
The painting is of my studio companion. I have humming bird feeders right outside the studio window and Attila the Hum is always on guard. If another hummer dares to feed from his feeder, it's war! He keeps a close eye on me too, even though I keep his feeder fresh and full, he doesn't trust me one bit!

humming bird painting on terraskin paper I apologise for my lousy photography, I must have shot this pic 10 times and still couldn't get a clear shot, sigh.

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