Another of those scenes I just love and revisit. This was painted on polyester film. I've been reading about it and vellum and experimenting with the supports. Mylar/Duralar (TM) is acid-free, translucent, tough, and the paint sort of rests on top and the colors stay fresh and bright. It almost has a watercolor effect. Vellum is also interesting with oils, but will buckle if water gets on it and I am not sure about framing it... might require glass. It traditionally was a skin, but now is cotton. The polyester film I believe will be fine without glass as I can't even scratch the painted surface. I used a spray adhesive to mount the film to gatorboard.
There is a little message in this painting... see the small word "be" on the block in the window sill? My dear friend Carrie made that for me years ago. I have often been known to feel overwhelmed and often heard to say that I just wished I could "BE" for a bit. To just be in the moment, not anxious or worried about other things. Just be.
Another great friend, Sharon, used to call it "as ising" - instead of doing a lot, planning, changing, rushing... just be as you are, in the present, at this moment.
I have such great friends. I'm certainly blessed in that.
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