Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On the Easel: No. 43 Continued

No. 43
 Photographing my paintings is something I'm not great at, not for lack of trying. So far, I've been working on this painting for roughly 30 hours and though not photographed well, the shifts in color are subtle and luminous, the paint having been built up in layers. The layers have also given the painting a wonderful surface, thick and modeled in some areas, and thin and soft in others. My previous paintings on wood have relied on wood grain for texture but in this painting, being my first on canvas in over a year and a half, I've been focused on building up paint for texture. I unfortunately have again reached that painful place of uncertainty, not knowing whether or not the painting is finished. Just as with my last commission painting, this uncertain feeling is in large part due to my (delicate artist's ego) fear that they won't like it. Alas, uncertainty is part of the process.


  1. Kaitlin, I think this painting is beautiful! I love the subtle shifts in color and the atmosphere you create in your work. You're on my personal list of artists whom I admire. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Erin, thank you for your kind comment. It's amazing how uplifting a little bit of positive reinforcement is.

  3. This one. I love this one. I wish I could see it in person.