Tuesday, December 6

Door County Sunset

"Door County Sunset"
6" x 6"
Oil on clayboard panel
We were in Door County on the beach with all the white rocks, but they didn't look white in the diminished light. Diminished as far as the beach goes, but the sky light was absolutely gorgeous over the water. 

I painted this piece on clay board. The paint just wouldn't slather, in the thin way that I use it, so I did most of this painting with my finger—not even my index finger!  My ring finger on my right hand.  Couldn't believe how the paint smeared using it.  HOWEVER, there are three cadmium colors present, so I did it quickly, washed thoroughly and hope I don't succumb to some dreadful artist's disease.

It's for sale and purchase on DPW.



  1. Your colors glow beautifully ...must be the finger painting!
    I received some clay panels by mistake and the oil paint just sucked right into that clay coating and all the color glow seem to disappear.
    You solved your problem very well.

  2. Thank you for confirming the issue of my clay coating problem. I wonder what medium the clay panels are used for, if not ours? I think I bought a four-pack because I was anxious to try the super-smooth finish.

    The interesting technical aspect is that my finger burnished the paint onto the surface like a troweled wax wall finish. (I wonder how deep the cadmium went into my system?)