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I create one new small work every few days. Most are done from life and reflect pleasant childhood memories of Michigan's rural beauty.
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Sunday, September 7

Edge of the Field 1 1/2 "x 6 1/8' oil on gessoed masonite



I've noticed a lot of artists lately using gessoed hardboard with a recess in the back so that they can be hung right away without a frame for a contemporary look. Perhaps one day I'll invest in the tools to make perfectly formed holes in the back of my paintings, but for now, a six dollar set of wood carving knives seemed to do the trick. In fact, I rather like the hand-hewn aspect. It is 1/2" thick, so it can stand alone on a shelf or tabletop. The image is continued on the sides, bottom, and top. This is another in the Rural Michigan series. As you can see, it is signed on both the front and back.

2 comments:

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Had to stop... love 'Edge of the Field' and 'Sanctuary'... but my favorite is 'Light Show'...Wow!!

Jan Dale said...

I'm so glad you stopped by. "Light Show" is my favorite as well. Thank you.