I was out with a bug that had me down for days, but I’m starting to revive. I had a little time to paint last night, and really enjoyed it. I’ve been missing it!
This was my first time painting on Blick’s line of cotton canvas panels. This one was part of a 5-pack of 5×7″ panels that sells for $4.31 currently. Seemed like a pretty good deal to me, so I snagged it. I was really happy with the quality of this surface! The only other I’ve tried I bought on sale at JoAnn’s, and that one I would not recommend, as there were obvious flaws in the canvas that I did not really notice until it was painted. The Blick canvas was flaw free, sturdy, double-primed, and was a joy to paint on, so two thumbs up for Blick! (Now that I am a Blick affiliate, I have to mention that I may receive a small percentage of purchases made through this link – but honestly, it wouldn’t change what I’m saying one bit, as I’ve been singing Blick’s praises since I started creating art nearly two years ago.) Has anyone else had experience with these panels? I’d love to get your thoughts, as this was only my first one, and I’m thinking of stocking up!
I keep coming back to quinacridone magenta and hansa yellow light, and just loving these shades together. I’ve included indian yellow hue, quinacridone crimson, quinacridone violet, cobalt violet hue and a new color I’m really loving: diarylide yellow (all by Golden). Has anyone tried this color? It reads like a vibrant, cheery yellow-orange. Love it! It really zipped up the happy in this piece, I think. It helped me communicate the joy I feel to be painting again! So it’s a new favorite for me.
Remembering all those who have served and passed, like my dad, a proud Navy veteran. I want to thank our men and women in uniform who continue to serve and protect our freedoms today. Peace to all.