Monday, June 8, 2009

Dogwood again (and bees)

I went outside today to take pictures of the salal flowers and I noticed that I am not their only admirer.  Bee fuzz is so cute.

And here's the next painting in the series - 8x10".  

I had a pretty good weekend but I'm ready to get back to work (this painting was from Friday - just hadn't got around to scanning etc).  


caramela said...

Hi, thanks for sharing so much from your creative process and studio- and I love that bee too

June rhymes with moon said...

I'm so nosy that I always want to know about everybody else's process and materials, so I hope that when I'm sharing it will encourage other people to share :)

hollie said...

i LOVE fat bumble bees and the work looks great! that blue is so refreshing and summery.

what kind of panels do you use?


June rhymes with moon said...

Thanks, Hollie! I tried the Ampersand panels that you can get at most art supply stores but I didn't like the visible edge of the masonite on the sides. So these are from Cheap Joe's Art Stuff - they have a retail store somewhere (North Carolina? I forget) but nothing out here so I order online.

I like the panels a lot for mounting canvas onto the front but I've had a few of them come in with dings or scratches on the front...if I needed to paint straight onto the wood I'd probably buy something else. But I like the price and the scratches are irrelevant for me.


hollie said...

oh great, i'll definitely look into those. i don't mind the dings either since i cover it anyway. i've been going between paying over twice that through dick blick and cutting them myself. making your own is great because you can get any size but its SO time consuming!

June rhymes with moon said...

Yeah, I don't really have the patience to deal with making my own panels. These work great for me...they're nice and chunky (I love deep canvases and panels) and they're not super heavy so I won't go broke shipping them.

I can take a couple close-up pictures of them and the backs if you're interested. I ordered a few to see what they looked like before I committed to buying a ton of them.

hollie said...

i ordered a few to try out. i'm very excited! i'm not used to working with a panel with any more than a .75" to 1" depth so i'm very interested to see how they feel.

June rhymes with moon said...

Oh good! Hope you like them, too. I love that "pop-off-the-wall" thing you get with a deep panel/canvas.