Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The painting is finished and installed at Rogers Gallery. I discovered a way to address the flatness of some areas without varnishing. It's referred to as "oiling out", and simply means applying an oil medium to the dried surface. When done, the painting again appears to have a uniformity of richness and saturation.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I notice that I have not posted in some time. However, I have been working daily. The weather has been abominable, English wet and dark. It's difficult to see well and I find my self unsatisfied with work viewed the following day. Mostly, I've been attacking the yellow rudbeckia. Yellow is such a difficult fellow. It's not so much the values as the transparency. There is hardly any coverage initially. I've also been experimenting with glazes in these two small landscapes (8x13"). I've learned techniques immediately and prefer this to using the gold leaf.