Monday, May 31, 2010

How Short I Am

Still following the orange umbrella theme, here.  This is the last of them----for now.



Orange Umbrellas 2, acrylic on canvas, 8 x 16
Elizabeth W. Seaver


I promised one of my intrepid followers that I would show a picture of my BIG easel.  I had to have two helpers put the thing together (I am assembly challenged).  There was only one screw left over with no place to go.  So far, the easel still stands.


I am drawing on the collaged public art panel with a watercolor pencil.  Since the collage has dried with matte medium over it, all I have to do is wet a paper towel and scrub the line away to make corrections.  And I will have to correct the drawing.  I put my main figure too far to the left. The panel must be delivered in a couple of weeks.


21 comments:

Maggie Ruley said...

That is big! I look forward to seeing the finished panel. I have the same step stool.

Kerri Settle said...

You've given my easel an inferiority complex!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Maggie. The stool is an essential painting tool in this case!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

LOL, Kerri! I had no idea it was so big until I got it together. I surely needed it to be that big for this one.

Art with Liz said...

Love these umbrellas! They're so happy! Great easel.

curiouscrow said...

Wow - that is big. i look forward to seing what the result is!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Welcome to my umbrella factory Liz and Curious Crow! Did I say in the post that the easel was a gift from my husband who is very supportive?

Elizabeth said...

Now that Easel would dwarf MOST E!!
Perhaps te screw is an extra????????
Your orange unbrellas really speak of a hot summer day- love that blue and orange- comlimentary you know!!!!! LOL!!!!!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I know which compli(e)ment you are speaking of, Elizabeth! Very funny!

I don't know, I think you'd be able to work on this size no problem with your nice height.

Hey, maybe that's the screw I'll need to "screw myself into the ceiling!"

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Can't wait to see it finished Elizabeth! That easel dwarfs you! AWESOME!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Saundra. I can't wait to see it finished, too!

Katherine Kean said...

The orange umbrellas are wonderful. Great photo of you at the easel. Stepping up and down from the step stool is one way to get exercize.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks for stopping by, Katherine.

You got me to thinking about starting an exercise class, step-painting (except for some it will be painting-panting!)

Kathy said...

Oh, my!!! That is quite an easel. I'd probably fall and break something. Your painting is terrific!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Kathy--and this stepstool has the unfortunate tendency to suddenly adjust itself in mid-use, which is most disconcerting!

I'm glad you like my orange umbrellas.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

These umbrellas are so pretty. Love the summery feeling they give me.

Yan Hong Lowson said...

The best things in life come in little packages! As you know, I speak from first hand knowledge, I'm shorter than you!

Sandra Galda said...

I have enjoyed your blog today! vibrant color and design!!!

A Brush with Color said...

Wow--now THAT'S an easel! Great photos of it and your work.

layers said...

wow- that is one BIG easel but you seem to handle it pretty well-- and I love the orange umbrellas--so sunny and bright.

r garriott said...

I like your umbrella series!