Monday, January 11, 2016

Arty, Yet Curiously Farty

Acrylic and pastels on hessian, 450 x 800 mm.
I've had this sitting in my workroom, (just the under-painting), taunting me for months and months. Today, since I was supposed to be organising my workroom, I instead finished this off.

It's really not much more than a glorified doodle, but I quite like the way it ended up.

I rather like the coarse texture of hessian as a painting surface, but it takes a hell of a lot of gesso to fill in the holes in the very loose weave. I might try a nubbly linen canvas another time.