Monday, March 13, 2017

New painting Salt Mine Plein Air

Old Salt Mine Landscape, 5 x 7 inches, Oil on Canvas
Copyright 2017 Mary Gravelle
Here's a quickie plein air painting I did last week.

I was testing out a new logistical approach for carrying my paintings. I found a neat plastic container at Michael's Crafts and Art in Prescott. I'm trying to stay away from using plastic, but, this worked perfectly. Now, to find something similiar in cardboard.

It was a flat container with a lid. I held the canvas down on the top part of the container with putty that is used for hanging stuff on the wall without leaving a mark. Then, the mixing palette was on the bottom of the container lined with disposable palette paper, held down with the same putty. I could close the lid and the wet painting was fine as it traveled back home in my backpack.

The other new thing I used for this painting was a canvas already prepared with black gesso. I love it! This speeded up the process as I left the black to act as lines.

What do you think?

Until Next Week
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About the Author

Mary Rae Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, author, and creativity catalyst and consultant. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loving and efficient assistant, Sir Kitty. Her other services are Sedona Art Hikes and Wisdom Painting.

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