Tuesday 17 February 2015

Trying a Box Canvas

A Vase of Spring

Oil on Canvas 8x8"

February has brought longer hours of daylight and that means more time to paint in natual light.
In the garden the signs of Spring are already showing - the snowdrops through and other bulbs beginning to grow.
And it's impossible to resist buying bunches of daffodils from the local gift shop.
And it's impossible not to try painting them.

This time though I've been using box canvases and trying out ways to paint the edges, trying black at first but settling on using the background colour.
I'm not sure whether this type of support is for me. I think I prefer a canvas with a frame.


  1. Hi Bridget,
    The softness and brightness of this is so beautiful conveying the promise of Spring coming soon. Your subtle use of complimentary colors is "just right".
    There are some brave yellow narcissus around the corner from where we live just beginning to show their color in spite of the low temp weather!
    Your blog friend

  2. Your "Vase of Spring" is wonderful! I am envious that you're already seeing signs of spring!


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