Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Work in Progress
I am calling this one Deep Dark Woods, largely because I was listening to the group by the same name as I was painting. The subject is loosely based on an old cabin down the back lane from me and started off as a chalk pastel on canvas. I initially was just going to sketch the lay in but I was so taken with the colours that I got carried away with it all. After fretting about about whether to leave it as a pastel I decided that wouldn't be to easy to resolve archivally so I converted it to an oil painting, still using the pastel with linseed oil and thinners. I like the result but will have to sit on it for awhile to see if it speaks to me. I don't want to get to fussy with it. What do you think?