All works were created on half torn sheets of heavy letter sized watercolour paper in oil paint.
Transition period. The move to the lake.
I made an effort to continue painting shortly after moving. It was the late spring of 2018. I had a table with chalks and crayons littering up with castaways in notebooks. I found a small pile of postcard sized, natural fibre sheets of paper – probably intended for calligraphy and note making. It’s my favourite paper to ply with the oils. For these sketches in oil I drew out a pencil outline first. Graphite competes with amber linseed to warp the colours, sometimes suspending them in time in between phases amongst the various pigments, so it is too soon to judge if I even like the painting. These have cured for 3 years now and I am satisfied they are finally “done.”
Lake Rubble tones, rose bush skeletons, textures of late winter. The resin candied wood of an overturned canoe on the ground in the rain.
As they cured some of the more vibrant hues dissolved into the paper through the linseed carrier to resemble only a faint ghost of their former application. As a result I have grown to enjoy them better with age, as I am only sharing them now in 2021.
Secondary Pieces from the collection:
Colours have cured as they aged overtime.
Oil on Heavy Watercolour Paper. Selection painted in 2018.
By Christine Sherry