Monday, March 14, 2011


Acrylic on scrap wood
I did this quick little painting on a scrap piece of plywood I found lying around.  We are always building, repairing, or replacing something at my house.  It seems a shame to just toss all of it, so I try to utilize the scrap lumber in some manner.  I, of course, first clean the wood, then I lay on several layers of gesso before toning.  This is not even a neatly cut or square piece of wood.  I think that frees me up to do my painting quicker and looser since I am not using an expensive canvas.  This was a fun exercise. 


  1. Hey, Lisa - on Facebook this showed up as only the top portion - the mast, sky and sail. It looked like the COOLEST abstract - I came over quick, quick to see what you had to say about it and saw it was only part of the painting - which is another very cool painting, love the light & shadow side of the hull... but seeing it on FB I thought it was maybe inspired by cloth remnants... and it worked, too!

  2. I love this. You have been such an encouragement to me. Thank you. I love Robert Burridge. I checked out his workshops, but they are all filled. (I was going to make you go with me!)