oil on cradled birch panel 6x6 inches
copyright Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015
Busy, busy, busy seems to be the story of my life as always, but I wanted to take a few minutes to show you an image of the dry painting and my treatment of the exposed birch wood deep sides. I do believe birch wood panels are one of my favorite supports if not THE favorite. The cradled birch panels are a basic box and can be displayed upright on a shelf or table as well as hung on the wall as is … or framed.
I stained the wood sides with a mix of alizarin crimson oil paint and turpenoid, brushed it on to the wood, and then I wiped it down with a rag. Now the sides relate to the red used in the Brown-Eyed Susan sunflowers. I like the red as it appears almost to be a cherry wood, not to mention that it nicely accents the painting.
Soon this painting of Sunflower Susan will be on the way to its new home in Arizona.
__________As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings.
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