|She Chose Carefully oil on burlap on canvas 48 x 24|
The canvas: had been gessoed and covered in burlap and gessoed and gessoed some more. It had been leaning in the studio for at least a couple of years. My other experiments on burlap were nature-oriented, a more apt application, I think. But that day, that particular day, I needed some excitement of the art kind. I grabbed up that canvas and began work. Layers and layers of raw umber. The color was added later. And, while I like the final result (the burlap relating to the bags of grain and beans at the market), the process was made much more difficult by all of the texture.
Too much gesso. Too much paint. Too much work. Was it worth the effort? YES!!!!!