Saturday, December 4, 2010

Giotto: Madonna and Child (Detail, Scrovegni Chapel)

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What I am working on now...

About 25 years ago I bought many wooden objects to paint for a Christmas shop in a chic little store.  Among the items I purchased was a blank wooden plate.  I gessoed and sanded it and laid out a design based upon the Giotto frescoes in the Scrovegni in Padua.  I got as far as laying the cartoon (drawing) for the painting, and painting in the lapis background.  I lost interest in the panel after I was unable to meet my deadline for the design firms Christmas cocktail opening.  Everything else was ready save for this.  Long story short - I began work on it once again about 3 weeks ago.  I'm painting with a very small brush and the work is quite detailed - and it is taking awhile to finish. 

2 comments:

3puddytats said...

I think all of us are haunted by UFOs (unfinished objects)..

I WILL get my sis-in-law;s crocheted throw done in time for her birthday this Dec 21. I WILL I WILL I WILL!!

Sara

Owen said...

Like books that wait on our shelves for just the right time these objects found you and were willing to wait patiently for you to use them.