May 31, 2008

"Marti Gras"

Oil on archival 1/8" ampersand gessobord panel - 5" x 7"

You all know how I love comments, but you needn't leave them to tell me, " It's Mardi Gras, dummy!"  The title is a word play on my model Marti.  This is only the second painting I've done painted on black gesso. It is interesting painting backwards and I like the little black touches flecked throughout the piece.  The final result is more illustrative than the photo-realistic quality a white gessoed support produces. 


Anonymous said...


Lovely. And, of course, the painting is also fantastic.

Glad to see you are back.


Anonymous said...

Mark, WOW........I love this painting!!! Want a outstanding model. You are truly a talented artist. Glad to see you are back missed the daily paintings. Thanks Farm Girl