Friday, March 4, 2011

Dinner at Adega?

6x6 oil on canvas panel
I ordered some canvas panels online and tried one today for the first time. I couldn't seem to get the paint to work. The surface was very rough, the paint seemed to disappear, and the overall look was dull. I tried adding linseed oil to my paint, and that didn't work. Finally I grabbed a knife, and slapped it on. I may not use these surfaces very often unless I recoat with more gesso.
The painting was challenging because the light was uninteresting. The whole scene was in shade, but I was attracted to the stucco orange/yellow wall and red fabric canopy.
Two young ladies walk past The Adega Resaurant on Elm Street in Toronto.
For some reason, pictures are not showing up on my blog list. If anyone knows how to fix this, I would appreciate the info.

6 comments:

Shelby Dillon said...

Hi, I wrote a blog post about the picture problem. It has to do with how blogger is importing pictures. Here is the address: http://shelbydillon.blogspot.com/2011/03/blogger-artists-having-thumbnail-issues.html

The people on your blog roll have to fix their blogs in order for it to work. I'd contact them and let them know what is amiss. Good luck!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

I agree...some art materials behave differently! I try papers of different brands for my watercolors but still haven't found the right one! Seems the right ones are the most expensive ones :))
You did a great job in this painting! When its not the light then its better we focus on the colors which may make the painting work...the way you did!
Thirdly, the same problem's on my blog too...the thumbnail image is missing in your post update...but I checked on your blog...my image is seen but others' are missing!!

mary maxam said...

the light here is super. it creates wonderful mood and I always like the way your darks harmonize with all you colors.

Donald Diddams said...

Yes, the colors here really sing for me, and in fact the light seems to emanate from that bright stucco wall as though it were glowing.

Marie Theron said...

Hi Catherine, you describe a battle with the canvas but you have surely conquered it! Once again, I am thrilled with the tonal values, light and reflections. Yup, there is a way to rectify the thumbnail problem. I will find out and report back!

Marie Theron said...

Hi, I'm back! Blogger friend Debbie posted a link with the answers: http://rhcarpenter.blogspot.com/2011/03/from-google-about-sidebar-thumbnails.html. I must admit, I don't think I even have time to read all that!