|'Naptime' 5x7 oil on panel ©Karen Margulis sold|
|A mini table easel makes a good drying rack for a single wet painting|
|Re purposed CD racks for wet panels|
I never realized that CD racks came in such a variety of designs and sizes. Through trial and error I have found that some work better than others. Here are some things to look for.
- Bring a panel along on your hunt. You can test out your potential finds. (I didn't have a panel with me but found a 5x7 children's book as a stand in)
- Some racks hold the CD's flat and some show them at an angle. I prefer the flat ones which keeps the painting level.
- Some racks have wider slots which are good for thicker panels.
- I see the tall stand-up rack all the time but I haven't tried one. I'm afraid my big dog will fun into it and knock it over or her tail wagging will create unwanted brushstrokes!
Today's painting is my first oil painting of my cat Tobi. I have painted Tobi many times in pastel. It was fun to lay on the paint and get textured fur!