Saturday, February 25, 2012


My experiment with covering the painting with color and then scraping was eh, okay. Not as drastic as I'd imagined, but only because I lost my nerve and used a LOT of Liquin Impasto medium with the yellow so that it was a thick glaze instead of an opaque covering. But, I'm thinking my next glaze will be red and we'll see where that takes us. I think it'll 1)take off some of the yellow glaze because it hasn't had a week or more to dry and 2) deepen the values on some of the hidden darker stuff. We shall see!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gee, it's been a while

I guess I lost interest in posting about my non-painting periods, and then when I did paint, was too busy to blog? That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it. To check on what I've worked on since July, check out my website: And now onto the photo record of what I've done with the painting, "Bigass Agave", which may or may not be its final name. BAA is 48x48" and is costing me a fortune in paint since I just use Liquin Impasto as my medium and Old Holland oil paints. I haven't found any other paint that I like as much, so will continue to stick with the expensive little tubes. Even though I use palette knives to apply the paint, I still don't seem to use a ton of paint most of the time. This bigass canvas is another story. Especially since I did an experiment with toning the entire canvas with just paint, no medium, as a way of getting an oil primed canvas. Can't say that I see a big difference over just the gessoed canvases, but I think I will continue to do that until I can get me an order of oil primed larger canvases. The professionally primed ones really are awesome. I can see a difference over acrylic primed canvas. Much brighter colors and no sinking in. So, now here is the photo record of what is done so far. The next step is a thick yellow glaze that I will scrape off in some areas...sort of a poor man's approach to Gerhardt Richter