Along the Rio Grande
One of my favorite places is along the Rio Grande off Alameda in Albuquerque. I especially like it in the winter because these grasses that grow along the water's edge turn a nice rust color. The air coming off the water is very crisp and cold. However, it's also beautiful during October, when the cottonwoods are yellow and the balloons are out for Balloon Fiesta. People enjoy biking, horseback riding, picnicing, and taking pictures in this area any time of the year.
This is a painting I did a couple of years ago, but I never really liked it. I tried reworking it and nearly gave up, putting it in a closet for months. Recently, I took it out and resumed work on it. I finished it today and I'm much happier with it.
It is an original acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas. The edges are painted dark brown/black so it can be displayed without a frame. However, I think more traditional paintings, such as this, probably look better custom framed. It will be delivered varnished, full signature on the back and wired for hanging. UPS Ground shipping is included with the price to the continental U.S. Please contact me for details on international shipping. Click here for purchase details.
©2012 Gayle Faucette Wisbon, Along the Rio Grande, Original acrylic painting on canvas, 18 x 24 inches.Comment on or Share this Article →
My favorite canvas company, Signature Canvas, is going out of business. I've used their canvases for a couple of years and really like them. They are a bit expensive, but so well made and I really loved painting on them.
I've stretched my own canvases in the past, but I'm no longer interested in doing that - mainly because of lack of time and space. So, I would love some feedback from other painters as to what brand of canvas you all use.
I'm interested in gallery-wrapped canvas because I like to paint the edges. I do happen to like Artisan's Professional Stretched Canvas, which I can buy right here in Albuquerque. However, I would still like to know about other brands and what your opinions are of them.
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I've wanted to paint this agave for a long time. It is based on a photograph I took close to sunset. I liked how the sun just barely touched the tips of the leaves. I love the naturally abstract shapes of agave and cacti, which is why I enjoy painting them so much.
This is an original acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas. The sides are painted dark brown, so it can be displayed unframed. The painting will be delivered varnished and wired for hanging. UPS Ground shipping in already included to the continental U.S. Click here for purchase details.
©2012 Gayle Faucette Wisbon, Sunlit Agave, Original acrylic painting on canvas, 18 x 14 inches.Comment on or Share this Article →