Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Searching for a Spider Web

here was no posting yesterday because I couldn't get online. I hope it was a fluke and I don't have to involve my Internet service provider again.

While browsing the Web this morning for a painting of a spider web, I learned about a 15th- or 16th-century Austrian painting technique that some artists still use. Rather than working on cloth canvas, the material of choice is a gathering of spider or cobwebs.

I know that an artist may work on any material that will hold the paint, but cobwebs never entered my mind. Guess I lack the imagination or resourcefulness of those long-ago Austrian peasants.

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