Saturday, April 2, 2011
This is a copy of a Tom Thomson painting that I did a couple of years ago. (I painted a new painting for today, but it totally tanked. I won't be showing that one). If you don't like the painting above, tell Tom. Oh, wait, nevermind...he died (under supremely mysterious circumstances) in 1917. I like Tom Thomson and as my Mom used to say, what's not to like.
Even though the painting I worked on this afternoon went south, the day was not a total loss. I acquired some Turpenoid Natural for cleaning brushes. It's kind of spendy, so I hadn't bought it before. It cleans brushes much more thoroughly and easier than other things I've used. It's a bonus that it is not a solvent. I haven't cared as much about "toxicity" issues as I "should". Well, I enjoyed cleaning my brushes today... with this new discovery. (Update: Read Thomas Kitt's unfavorable review of Turpenoid Natural in the comments section under this post).
And here's a slide show from my Saturday (I took a neighborhood walk). What about you? What's going on with you this weekend....? Anything interrreeesssting?...Tell!
(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, after Tom Thomson, oil on 9x12 stretched canvas