Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This is one of my latest Alaska paintings.  I have about ten more I need to put up here, so be patient.  It's gouache on craft paper.  My painting professor wants me to find a better, more permanent surface to work on, because by the time I need ultra quadruple bi-focals the original will have deteriorated.  Supposedly.  That's one of the interesting differences between painters and illustrators, painters are always very concerned about the life of the piece.  I can understand where they are coming from, there's nothing like standing in front of an original and seeing all of the details of the brushstrokes.  But when most of the world's population will only see a reproduction, it seems like the reproduction should be just as important.


3 comments:

Jenny said...

I was just thinking about the wrinkling problem you were having. Poo on painters and wanting to have stuff around for 500 years, but wrinkling is important! Have you tried mounting the paper to anything? You could use matte medium, but that might affect the gouache - maybe wheat paste? Except it would reactivate... hmmm.... I wonder what glue they use in illustration board.

ohmylungs said...

Beautiful, old friend! Guess who this is?

iheartcoffee said...

aw, sara, i love it. : )