Donna Clair

Southwest Contemporary Artist

16 January 2010 – I didn’t want to miss this beautiful light I saw from my kitchen window last winter.  Grabbed my trusty digital camera and shot the photo right through the window.  The 48″x36″ canvas is gesso toned with Payne’s Grey.  The “cartoon” of the painting is Prussian Blue.  I ran the photo through my large Epson printer to get a 16″x20″ print of the photo as a point of reference.  Yesterday I placed a grid on the photo (not the canvas) to guide me in proportions.  This is one of the five large canvases I want to complete this year.   I will begin to lay in the underpainting this afternoon.  DC, Taos, N.M.

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