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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon - SOLD

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"Lazy Sunday Afternoon"
Oil, 36" x 36" 

I shipped this painting off today. It was one of my "Larger Painting" specials. It's a pretty big size ... 36" square. I love to paint larger paintings but I am a bit amazed by the quantity of paint needed for these bigger palette knife paintings. That reminds me ... in my workshop in Atlanta a few weeks ago one of my students commented that I wiped off almost as much paint as I put on my canvas. As a palette knife painter, I do not use any terps ... just my knife and a paper towel. I usually wipe my blade after every stroke. Maybe I need to re-think this and find a way to save my paint! Kidding ...


Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful painting and I can see why it sold- Congratulations! I like the peaceful feel of this one!

Unknown said...

Wonderful painting! Looking forward to 2/24/2011's show. Your show are so helpful. Thanks so much for doing them!

Gabe said...

una visione ammaliante e poetica. complimenti per il risultato

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Beautiful, Leslie.
Feels like a lazy afternoon.
Perfect title.

Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

Beautiful painting - your comment about the amount of paint needed got me thinking - could you first wipe the blade on an extra palette and save it for greys and then use a paper towel? I often save my paint in the freezer on a glass palette and keep my greys for at least a little while. Hope you don't mind the free advice :)

Jen Beaudet said...

Beautiful painting! I can relate to you about wasting precious oil paints! I have yet to do anything larger than 36" although everyone says to do some larger pieces! It takes so much paint and it's a gamble. I think I'm going to break out the old acrylics:)

Lisa Daria said...

Beautiful! Can't get over the size, would love to see this technique in person this large! Do you mix your paint on a palette or the directly on the canvas?

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Didn't Kelley tell you about the caulking tube size paint tubes?
I love listening to the archives of the show when I'm painting or on the computer.
The painting rocks and you're selling like you do it working!


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