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Underpainting my new Tryptic – Three 12″ x 24″ Gallery Wrapped Canvases
After I draw the chalk lines, I lay down an underpainting, using
Golden Fluid Acrylics. I paint right up to, but not over, all the chalk
lines. After the entire underpainting is dry, I wipe all the chalk
lines off with a damp cloth. That gives me the black outlines. This
stage is a little tedious, but it’s really fun to watch it develop.
Yesterday, I took 12 paintings over to Our Favorite Place,
Eufaula’s new gallery. It is so exciting! They are planning a soft
opening on April 9th. No party or anything, just yet. I think she
wants to work all the bugs out first. The owner of the gallery, Karen
Weldin, doesn’t know anything about owning a gallery and she is not an
artist. She has pulled together an awesome committee of artists and
people experienced with running a gallery, to help her put her dream in
motion. She bought the building last year and knew it was meant for
something special. (She’s right!) The 100 year old building has been
undergoing a complete restoration, bringing it back to it’s former
glory. There are some photos on their website and I’ll take more when all the art is hung.
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