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M Douglas
02-15-2010, 10:23 PM
After a conversation with a friend I decided I would challenge myself to do 52 paintings in 52 weeks, I figured this could be doable if I have about 4 paintings going at a time :lol: utter chaos!! Course I have no idea where i'm going to store 52 more paintings:(

This is just a small one but seemed to take just as long as a bigger painting.

6" x 6" acrylic on canvas covered with pastel ground. It made an interesting texture to paint on, almost spongy at times.

C & C always welcomed.


02-15-2010, 11:50 PM
Ooooh, I like the texture, it looks nice. The pear looks like I could reach out and pick it up.:thumbsup:

02-15-2010, 11:59 PM
Really like your idea! The pear is beautiful! I can see that's a diffrent kind of texture. Did you like it?

02-16-2010, 12:01 AM
Texture created by Pastel ground is clever and effective approach. Are the 52 all still life? Wish you success in your endeavor.

M Douglas
02-16-2010, 12:13 AM
Thank you very much Patti!

Taddy - yes I liked the texture, although I was probably rougher with the brushes then I usually am. It was almost like you could scrub the paint into it and it stayed wet longer. I did pre-wet areas first when I wanted to blend two colors.

Venkat - I would say most of the paintings will be still lifes, but you never know I might just branch out of my comfort zone lol.


02-16-2010, 12:22 AM

M Douglas
02-16-2010, 12:35 AM
Thanks Gayle!

02-16-2010, 02:59 AM
I LOVE that:) Marvelous!!!

02-16-2010, 09:35 AM
Super job on the folds, love it!


02-16-2010, 09:41 AM
I have a jar of pastel ground and have not tried it yet, your painting surface is perfect for drybrushing such a beautiful texture. You did a very good job on the fabric. Keep painting you only have 49 left to do.

02-16-2010, 12:06 PM
Nice work!

M Douglas
02-16-2010, 04:19 PM
Thank you Anthony, Elaine, Michelle, and LavenderFrost for your comments.