Monday, March 28, 2011

Mackworth Reads

Mackworth Reads. Acrylic on wood, approx. 4" x 12".  Another work on a length of oak floorboard.  Was in a shite store the other day and saw two very old books with those raised "rib" things on their spines. Would have bought one but both were deteriorating badly. This pic came from that, as well as a couple of 19th century ambrotypes I got lucky and found. I painted this without a prelim--using a brush and black acrylic--just as an exercise.  I sometimes find myself excessively planning my pics out--especially right before a show.  This was an off-the-cuff quick sketch that was relaxing to draw and I liked well enough to finish with color.

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