06 September 2007
Arches CP block 300 gsm, 9" x 6". 1 hour.
last month i did a quick painting of my pipe and wine glass, and here is a new addition to the relaxation menu.
labor day weekend jan and i went to the sausalito art festival, and we saw tons of extremely well crafted and generally uninspiring art works. then stopped at the corte madera mall for some holiday shopping.
two hours later i had bought a nespresso machine, a pretty pricey gadget, because my wife thought the coffee was really good and because i thought it would be a convenient replacement for the studio coffee maker, which was so rarely used it usually hid moldy coffee filters. the nespresso machine works on capsules of coffee grounds and brews very tasty espresso or coffee in less than 30 seconds.
i eliminated drawing entirely and just built up the image with the brush. this caused backruns and brushmarks at the areas i had to edit, which induces a texture suggestive of the table. (this could have been avoided by prewetting the paper; but i chose not to.) the pencil is an unpainted all cedar #2 sold by the ny moma store: a fabulous tool for drawing.
i painted the crema with nickel dioxine yellow and perylene maroon, because they were at hand from other paintings; the mix came really close to the espresso golden brown.
by the way, this post was actually made on sep. 4 ... i'm finding that it is most convenient to post the paintings in three day installments, rather than hassle with the connection and uploads and so on every day. (i still have to connect on country copper.)
Posted by Bruce at 3:08 PM