Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I had a serious case of the dropsies yesterday (I think my blood sugar was out of whack)...I was enjoying my second painting session of the day, when I dropped a 16 ounce jar of black gesso...as I was opening it.

That was followed by a few moments of "OMG!" and panic. Fortunately my hubby happened to be at the studio and quickly took the mat to the slop sink to wash it off as I tackled the other splatters of the black gesso.

It was indeed fortunate that most of it fell on the mat...and not on the many paintings in progress that laid nearby. Two paintings had a few drops--one I was able to get it all washed away. The other--not so much, but the painting is in the early stages, so it's not a huge deal to repaint the background. 

Our studio floor is just painted concrete. We had put a fresh coat of floor paint down when we moved in (over 3 years ago), but my side of the studio now shows lots of paint drips...a little gesso is not such a big deal.

It just adds character, right?!?


Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Glad it wasn't carpet, Risa! I always cringe when someone says they have carpet in their studio because all I can think is what a horrible mess I would make of it. But don't you just love the black gesso!?

Penny (Pocket Carnival) said...

Oh no! But hooray for added character!