Observations and thoughts about the fine art of painting
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Finish not Finnish
The previous post was of my "base" watercolor portrait. This is my "finish". Do not confuse this with "Finnish". The dictionary defines that word as: "the Finno-Ugric language of the Finns, spoken in Finland and in parts of Russia and Sweden." As far as I know, the subject of my painting here does not speak Finnish. She could have visited Finland and maybe even visited family or friends in Finland. Come to think of it, I do not recollect ever asking this young lady if she speaks Finnish. Hey, maybe she does! . . . anywho . . . this is my finish that measures 14 by 18 inches and was painted with a limited color palette (the painting palette I use most likely was manufactured in China and not Finland) on 140lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper (manufactured in Great Britain and not Finland but with globalization, I could be wrong, and Arches watercolor paper is now manufactured in China). I bet it gets damn cold in Finland.