Sunday, February 12, 2012

Watching Paint Dry

…..which is better than watching dry paint do nothing.
This week I switched over from using charcoal to “sketching” with paint.  This process is much more enjoyable for me.  As my painting style has developed I’ve discovered I enjoy glazing (painting with very thin watery layers) most.  On Thursday I posted about the drips on the floor as a result of my painting  below is the paint “sketch” & the subsequent drips. 

I'm excited where this set of "collateral damage" paintings may go.  I'm thinking about showing them together as dipticts.  Could make for an interesting show theme.

9 comments:

  1. I've always struggled with using charcoal, so set them aside ages ago. Then I used acrylics for about a year or so and now seemed to have found my own niche' with watercolours. Anyway, I'm enjoying your process of new change within your art. :)

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  2. i like the personage in the first the dream the quiet stillness..

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  3. I have never used charcoal, your painting is beautiful! Have a great sunday ;o)

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  4. beautiful! a series would be great,

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  5. lovely pieces, interesting glaze effect!

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  6. awesome painting! glazing is a wonderful thing - it changed my approach to oil painting that's for sure

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  7. beautiful colors. i really love the first one... it's very evocative.

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  8. I think of peaceful serenity, a resolved and renewed purpose, when I view your sketch of the woman above. The colors draw you in from the dark edges to the warm glow of light. It's as if she's awakened from a cold, dreary sleepiness by the warmth of a new day; life itself has awakened her slumber. I really enjoy your work and hope to see more of it! By the way, your residuals or 'collateral damage' is way better than my 'concerted effort!' ;-)

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