Saturday, April 18, 2009
Another Saturday Afternoon (not) at the Races
Three weeks in a row now I've been able to watch a few of the Saturday afternoon races from Woodbine on Sun TV. I guess that wouldn't seem like a big deal to those of you out there with satellite, but we still have old-fashioned TV at our house! And, once again I've done a racehorse painting. This chestnut Thoroughbred was leaving the paddock for one of the races last Labour Day.
This painting is 8 x 10 oil on masonite, and I stuck to the limited palette again. I've been wondering why all of a sudden I'm having trouble working on masonite, and I think I've figured it out. My studio is in the basement, and when it's cold, I have a heater on. With the warmer weather, the heater doesn't need to kick in, and the air down here must be a little damper. That means my initial layers don't dry as quickly as I'm expecting them to, and it's causing me problems! Guess that means I'd better get the dehumidifier out, and hopefully that will help!