Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I just finished this for an exhibit I am going to be featured in with 3 other artists. The exhibit is called Eye Candy and will open this Saturday, April 24 at Bristol Art Gallery in Bristol, RI. I have done something similar and the gallery owner suggested I do another. Bristol is a very patriotic town and has the oldest and largest 4th of July parade in the country. I worked the drawing on 11x14" cradled gessoboard with white colourfix primer on top. I used lots of solvent with the pencil to smooth out the texture of the ground I worked on and not let white flecks of the background show through. The drawing goes right to the edges and because it is not framed, it looks exactly like this. I'm going to paint the edges white which I think will make it look very contemporary. Its fun to experiment! Difficult to keep the white around the drawing clean. I had to brush it very carefully and erase very gently.