Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.

7.05.2015

Triptych Canvases & TC


Progress on the triptych. (A commissioned work.)
There is not much room in my studio right now ... but it is going to work!


My husband built some solid, sturdy supports for the canvases to rest right on my easel. 
These are the first two. The middle canvas is 34 x 34 inches; the rightmost panel is 34 x 17.
(You may remember he also made the stretcher frames 
for these canvases ... he is a painter's dream!)

Here is the left (third) canvas - also 34 x 17.


 We used these clamps to smush the canvases together so I can paint them as one larrrrrge painting! They will be separated when almost finished to paint the gallery-wrapped edges.



Here is that very large 34 x 68 inch white canvas staring at me. 
Yikes! 
Now to make sure I have enough paint! Am taking inventory ... I can begin painting, but I know which colors I will probably use more of, so I will place an order in the next day or so.

In the meantime, I have been showing Miss TC a few of the sites. Yesterday, on the 4th of July, my husband and I biked out to North Douglas Island (kinda opposite of where everyone else was headed). We observed the Mendenhall Glacier from a distance,



 saw many bumblebees enjoying fireweed flower nectar
  and I painted some Fireweed which I will post if the painting turns out. 

Here is TC taking a gander:

She had fun on the bike ride and decided she loves Fireweed!

Tomorrow she poses for a portrait! 


2 comments:

Chris Lally said...

You are up to the challenge. What a great husband. So awesome he supports you like that. Great photos - great post (love the cutie at the end).

Teri said...

Thanks Chris, I'll keep your confidence in me on my list when my courage wanes.