|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|
Two amazing pieces Susan!!!! So hard to believe you painted the first one on brown paper with OILS!! She’s perfectly painted.... and of course I love Chloe... her outfit and her hair. Wonderful work!!!!!ReplyDelete
It was really great fun painting on the paper and I love to experiment. I have seen so many oils on cardboard and paper recently that I was inspired to try them for myself. Thankyou so much for your encouragement!Delete
You really have the human figure down, Susan. Wonderful ladies! I've never painted with oils on paper. I'd like to try it and have seen that Arches has a paper just made for oils. Chloe's profile is great! Her updo suits her as does the oriental top she's wearing. Always enjoy your work, Susan.ReplyDelete
I really love painting the human figure! I have tried the Arches oil paper in the past and found it wonderful. Many thanks for your nice comments on my work, Carol.Delete
I paint on cardboard all the time , but never tried paper, looking at these amazing works you would never know ! Really love the voluptuous lady and all her folds :-)ReplyDelete
Do you gesso your cardboard first, Jane, or paint on it directly? I have a very large piece of cardboard and would like to try direct painting on it.Delete
Dag Susan, je 2 werken zijn echt goed gelukt vind ik....die materialen heb ik nog niet gebruikt, ben nog steeds bezig met schilderen op doek, maar het is precies een leuke uitdaging voor u !ReplyDelete
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It is so different - painting on paper - but a lot of fun! The gessoed paper was similar to painting on any surface that has been prepared with gesso. It seems like a great way (and cost effective) to practice.Delete
Bonjour ma chère amie,ReplyDelete
J'aime la prestance de cette femme allongée qui offre ses formes... Tu t'en empares gracieusement avec tes pinceaux et les restitues avec des nuances de couleurs magnifiques.
Je n'ai jamais peint à l'huile sur du papier.
Un très joli portrait également avec Chloé.
Gros bisous 🌸