Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"HEAVEN'S GARDEN" by Marina Petro

"Heaven's Garden"
22" x 28" Oil on stretched canvas
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I thought I'd post the first painting in process along with the finished painting so you can get an idea of how I work and the progression. I had another photo in process inbetween these two but it disappeared somewhere between my camera and computer.

Heaven's Garden was painted from my imagination. This was painted on a new type canvas called "Yes" Canvas. It is supposed to be suitable for all wet media such as watercolor paint or gouache. I originally ordered it to use for my "Zone" paintings as they are usually a combination of acrylic and gouache. I prefer gouache but it can be tentative on canvas. Working with oil paint on this new canvas was a very different experience. The paint seemed to dry almost immediately and has a smooth, almost matte finish. The canvas itself is very smooth. I do like it though.

I was going to work on the painting a bit more but after a friend and one of my daughters thought it looked finished, I stopped. I am always happy to finish a painting. I might try a small garden painting next...or another "Zone" painting on my new "Yes" canvas...but, if I don't get away from this computer, nothing will be painted. Hope you enjoy viewing it. You can always leave comments at my below. See you again soon.

Today's Quote: "The hardest thing to see is what is in front of our eyes." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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