Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

Thirty in Thirty, 2014: Fractured Beech

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The sun came out again today, making me feel a bit restless for some time outdoors. Fortunately, I got an early start and having set up the pastels for this series yesterday, I made good progress early this morning and finished a bit early today. This is the beauty of working on paper. The photo above was taken while the paper was still a bit wet from fixative, and shows a bit of curl at the bottom. As soon as the moisture goes out, I sandwich works on paper between sheets of 3/4 inch plywood and the curl straightens right out.

This time, I thought I’d share a couple of shots of the work in progress, which also give a sense of how the piece looks in different light . . .

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