Thursday, October 24, 2013

One Dollar Auction Week: Now, with Persimmons!

 "Early Persimmon"
6 x 8.5 inches, oil on paper

 The persimmon tree in my mother's yard is a step ahead of the seasons this year - loaded with almost-ripe fruit, and it's not even Halloween yet. I'll be clambering onto her garage roof to pick more as they ripen (because I love to live dangerously), but I've already got a huge bowl in my studio just waiting for their chance to be my subjects!

Here's a peek at how I began this little painting. That's a wash of Burnt Sienna, and a shot of my start. You can sort of see my underdrawing in Alizarin Crimson, and plenty of evidence that I don't paint from background to foreground. My instant-gratification junkie just has to paint the fun part first!

An oil painting on paper should be matted and framed under glass. Even though the Arches Oil paper I use is archival, and should stand up well over time, it's not a surface you'd want to be dusting or touching for any reason. Here's how it would look framed:


Diane Mannion said...

I was worried about how to frame an oil painting on Arches oil paper and asked a "famous" (well, almost as famous as we are) artist about it. If the paper is mounted on board, masonite, ragboard,etc, it should be just as safe as a painting done on linen.. even safer, if you think of linen simply stretched. I've mounted this paper on masonite and it's looks fabulous. Does not need to be under glass or matted. Your painting is gorgeous, of course!

Sarah Sedwick Studio said...

Ha, ha, Diane - "As famous as we are." I love it. Thanks! I haven't tried mounting these to board - I just haven't done the research and testing to figure it out. Plus, that would involve me cutting pieces of board, like, with TOOLS, which is a problem right off the bat! It's not that I'm lazy, I'm just extremely mechanically challenged - and I need all my fingers for painting. Thanks for your input, I really appreciate it! -Sarah

Tom said...

Simply gorgeous>