1223 Mile End Shabbat, Miniature 4x4


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Here's a little study I did for a painting I'm working on. This is one a miniature 4x4 canvas panel. 
They changed the blogger interface.  The new one doesn't seem to work at all. I had to revert back temporarily to the old interface just to make this post work. 
Sometimes they change things just to change things and it makes it dysfunctional. Sigh.

1221 Le Quatre-vingt Nord, 8x10, egg tempera

Heading home. Remember those good old days.

Sorry about the glare. I sealed the painting with glossy shellac and I couldn't eliminate the glare with my set up.

1219 Fire Ice and Friendship, 8x10, egg tempera

I painted this scene in a larger format about 20 years ago. I have had so much interest in it lately that I decided to paint an egg tempera version of it in a portable size. I plan to paint a larger version in oil....some day.

1218 Quebec Church, 8x10, egg tempera

This is the first painting made using my newly gessoed batch of panels. I'm sure other artists understand how thrilling it it to have a beautiful batch of freshly crafted panels. This is a one of many charming Canadian churches. I guess churches and train tracks are becoming history here in Canada. Sigh.

Prepping Panels

I'm still preparing my panels. Today I put about 8 coats of gesso on about 40 paintings in the shed and still have some on the table to do with my current batch of traditional primer. They need to dry at least two days before I can go on the the next step. I also have a pile of sealed panels waiting to be primed once I clear the table and shed.
44 panels drying

21 panels ready for gesso

86 waiting their turn