Monday, August 30, 2010

Work In Progress and a Message from Uncle Joe

Working on the Grand Canyon painting. So far, so good. It’s interesting trying to figure out where Grandpa was going with this image.
At this point, I’m really just trying to get the work back to where it was when he stopped working on it. I cleaned it as best as I could. The canvas is much rougher than what I’m use to. I don’t know if that was just how canvas was made 50 years ago, or if I use more gesso on mine than Grandpa did (it really seems like he didn’t use any at all).
Pretty funny, the other day I got a facebook invite from my Uncle Joe, Grandpa’s brother. I accepted. He read my post about the “Lost and Found” show at the gallery, and commented about how his brother painted. I told him what I’m working on, but haven’t heard back yet.

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