Post Cards On the Loose
August 3, 2013 § Leave a comment
I’m back at it with the paints! Started a mini project I call Post Cards On the Loose. “On the Loose” because I plan to paint outdoors, Plein Air, anywhere, and “Loose” – to remind me to relax, stay loose; big strokes, bold colors, slosh over nit-picking details of my inner critic. “Post Cards” – because they’re small and so much fun to send and surprise a friend.
The post cards are 4 x 6 inch heavy smooth card stock – 300 lb?? – a boxed set of 100 Penguin book covers (a gift…but you can google for a shop source) – which I gesso with the “World’s Best” Venetian Red gesso by Daniel Smith art supply store in Seattle. They also carry blank post cards with the stamp square etc on one side. Most any art supply store carry the blank post cards…by Strathmore, Grumbacher, Arches… I was able to tape down 6 cards at once (always prepared/hopeful for a burst of amazing prolificness), on a scrap piece of foam board, making it very lightweight and easy to tote around outside. (And look at the blue painter’s tape against that gesso – wow!)
I used acrylic Mural Paints from Icon Poly Studio in Nebraska. Actually used the same palette left over from the Frogs On The Rock project back in June with the young painters at KiDiMu. Didn’t have white with me, but that cotton candy pink mixed for the girls sure works great for clouds and tinting foliage in sunlight.