Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Warm Up of the Day


A Painter's Journal said...

Karin, I love these sketches. I'm amazed at how you can convey such a sense of place and depict the light so well with a few strokes. I love the immediacy of them.
One question: Are you gessoing your paper before you put the oils on?

Karin Jurick said...

Thank you for the comments Robin. I love to paint with 'immediacy'. The trick is to know when to stop.
These are perfect exercises, I almost forgot how much I enjoy drawing.
Answering your question, i do not gesso the paper. I do use linseed oil to make the paint more fluid. I still have a few done a few years back, oil on watercolor paper, with a sprayed varnish to protect the surface and they've held up perfectly.