Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yesterday's Cups

Yesterday, Mary and I painted these cups. I completed and then wiped off the first go. Mary gave me a piece of unprimed birch plywood to paint on, to experiment with the underlying wood grain and colour that comes through. It is different and would be interesting for landscape. This is what the Group of Seven, specifically forerunner Tom Thomson often used.


Marian Fortunati said...

Love these cups, Marina!!

Lori Bonanni said...

I like what the grain of the wood adds here. I'm curious, is the wood gessoed first?

Marina Laliberte said...

Hi Lori,
the wood is pure birch plywood, not gessoed, and I just went ahead and painted right on it. It seemed to soak up some of the paint which only added more to the interesting texture.