Thursday, August 14, 2008
Getting My Layer of Cool On.
Sorry, sorry, sorry about the glare. The paint is still incredibly wet. I warmed things up yesterday, so I cooled things down today. I really want to dig into the whites and yellows. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I wanted to open a tube and squeeze some on my palette. It isn't that I am impatient. It is that I am.. Ok.. I am getting impatient. When it starts to come out of the ugly stage and I can begin to see pretty again, I just want to go full gangbusters.
I am seeing lots of little mistakes in this. It isn't anything that is making me want to take a butcher knife to the canvas and brutally kill it, but little things here and there needs correction. I will do that as I lay on the more opaque layers and hopefully the shadows won't show through.
Not a lot of colors on this, so far. From left to right it is Ivory Black, French Ultramarine, Alizarin Crimson and Burnt Sienna. From that I mixed a warm blue from the Ivory black and Ultramarine. A middle red from the Crimson and Burnt Sienna. A brownish color from the Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna and a purple from the Crimson and Ultramarine. The cup you see is just a container for my linseed oil. Crystal Lite is nasty to drink, but comes in these handy dandy cups, so I make my kids drink it.
I have no idea what I am going to do for the next painting. I want to stay in a classical arena, but want to do something a little more contemporary than this. There are too many subject options to pick from. I love myths and tales as subject matter. I also love themes that represent strength, courage and honesty. That doesn't narrow things down much.
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
Number 3 in my quest to complete #inktober2017 I started with an ink wash and then used my Microns to accent the details. This is definitely an experiment worth repeating. It reminds me of the interior illustrations in books when I was a kid It is #ink on #watercolorpostcard #art #artist #drawing #illustrationvia Instagram