|Oil on brown paper / 22 x 28
Wanting to do a large figure painting, I found a roll of brown wrapping paper in my closet and decided to try it out as all of my linen panels were much smaller. I have not painted in oil on paper for such along time that I forgot how absorbent it is and struggled mightily with this figure. I do love how the paper grabs the paint and just won't let go - it is quite a different experience than painting on a prepared canvas or linen.
This next portrait of Chloe was done on gessoed watercolor paper. Each painting is such a learning experience!
|Chloe / oil on watercolor paper / 15 x 11