|"Royals furled" 32 x 36 on cotton by Kerry Steele|
This is an abstract that I finished this weekend. It is on clear primed canvas and there is about a two inch margin on all sides where the fabric color and texture are visible. The muddy looking spot on the bottom left is a spot I readied and later signed.
Yesterday I started sketching out a figure on my raw silk canvas.
|preliminary lines for painting|
The raw silk is gray and it is a basket weave. I was not expecting such a loose weave when I ordered it and had to double it and use coat after coat of clear gesso. The result is somewhat like trying to paint on a sidewalk, there is a lot of "tooth".
My intention is to paint a version of this style nude that my grandmother painted.
I hope this painting on raw silk works out. Other fabrics and tonal paintings are on my list to do soon.