Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cape Cod Marsh

"Cape Cod Marsh", oil on paper, 6 x 6

I have been using the Arches Oil Paper for small sketches and studies.  I really like this surface.  It is a little more absorbent than a gessoed panel but I like the way the paint looks after a couple of layers.  On the plus side, it is an inexpensive way to test out ideas, compositions, etc.  On the down side, it has to be framed with glass like pastels.  This small study was based on a sketch from Cape Cod this past summer.  I like the general color harmony and will see how it translates to a larger piece.

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