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

1 comment:

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Really like this latest incarnation! Glad you're being fearless with the color because it's visually exciting. High five, GF!