Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Casual Art

This art is not precious. It is rough, loose, reworked and messy. One of them even has a seam where I added a piece to the top to give the scene more sky. Most of these were sketches taken from my sketch book. I mounted them to foam core coated with gesso and glued to wooden stretcher bars. I did a number of small thumbnail studies and glued those on as well. While the glue was drying, I smeared gesso along the edges with my finger.

When that was dry, I wrote some descriptive text in pencil. I sprayed workable fixative over everything before painting two coats of acrylic gloss varnish and finished with a coat of Krylon Kamar varnish. I frame everything in a custom made acrylic box frame.


  1. Did you actually take them out of your sketch book? I love your color mixes!

  2. Hi Jacqueline,
    Yes, I do occasionally take sketches out of the sketchbook and glue them down. I like to leave the wire holes, so it is obvious that it was a sketch.