Chris Rywalt, Untitled Oil #9, 2010, oil on canvas, 18x24 inches
It's been a long time since I painted on canvas. But I've been thinking of switching back because I can prepare canvas in my studio, whereas making panels -- which involves sawdust and sanding -- I can only do at home in my basement. But I'm not a big fan of the textured surface and I'm not very good at stretching my own canvas, which is of course the right way to do it.
When I went to the art store I planned on buying canvas and stretchers but couldn't quite bring myself to do it -- courage! -- and anyway these pre-made canvases were on sale. So I bought four. Never mind the results on two of them. But these two came out quite well.
Chris Rywalt, Untitled Oil #10, 2010, oil on canvas, 18x24 inches
The plan was to outline the colors (reproducing the ink lines from my original drawing) but I'm not sure I will. I kind of like it like this.