12" x 12" oil, Expecting
Gamblin collects the paint collected in its air filtration system every year to make that year's vintage of a color they call "Torrit Grey." They distribute it to their retailers to make available free to those who ask for it. Then they hold a competition for paintings painted with Torrit Grey, white and black oil paints. The deadline is August 15 this year. I found out about it from a viewer on my broadcast... I think it was Bill Brauker... and promptly went down to Herweck's and picked up a tube. Shortly after that a wonderful photographer, Patrick Lane, and his wife Stephanie wandered into the gallery. It didn't take me long to beg for reference material after he showed me some of his images on the internet. A few days later, in my email, I got the most wonderful image of Stephanie in full-blown, glorious pregnancy.
Last night I painted this during an impromptu broadcast. What fun! Patrick and Stephanie joined the conversation and made the two hours fly by.
I only needed Torrit Grey and white to paint this. It makes me want to do more like it! Folks can enter three images for the competition, so maybe I'll give it another go if I can find worthy images as reference.
To watch the recorded video of this painting, go HERE.
by Susan Carlin on 6/09/2009