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Month of Love: Forbidden Fruit Posted on 01 Mar 2015


Forbidden Orchard oil painting by artist Wylie Beckert

Forbidden Orchard - 5X7" oil, acrylic, and watercolor on paper


It's the final, bittersweet week of Month of Love before we all return to our usual loveless programming... But on the bright side - it's only 6 months until Month of Fear.

Forbidden Orchard oil painting by artist Wylie Beckert

The pencil underdrawing (left) and ink/watercolor underpainting (right).


The theme this week was Forbidden Fruit; I thought non-monogamy fit the bill. Our peculiar societal conventions dictate that when one finds oneself in the midst of a vast orchard, one must take only one apple...

Forbidden Orchard oil painting by artist Wylie Beckert

The oil painting in progress.

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Bella:

Hellooo,

Really lovely :) may I ask what paper this is on? It looks nice to work on with heavy paints. Many thanks. X

06 Mar 2015 03:47 pm



Wylie Beckert:

Thanks Bella! I'm using Canson Mi-Teintes, which is a pastel paper. I seal it with matte medium before painting on it; no stretching is needed for a small piece like this, but for larger work you'll want to either stretch or mount the paper on board.

07 Mar 2015 04:48 pm


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