Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Small Format Oils

This is a small oil painting that I executed as a possible cash item, for sale on Etsy or Ebay. The format is 6 inches by 6 inches. The support is BFK mounted on chipboard and then gessoed. The composition is a copy of a portion of a painting by Rembrandt. The intention was not as a replication but rather a short cut for composition. The purpose is rather to display the beauty of the paint in the glazing and impasto.

I make up six supports at a time and paint them as a group after selecting subjects and doing a quick sketch of each on a support. I can paint them in about fourteen hours time. I have painted one set and have put the project aside for a time as I consider the merits of the project. Have a lovely Wednesday.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is very good. Also a good marketing idea. I wish you the best with it!