5.03.2006

Painting

I know I've quit updating on my paintings - but I haven't quit painting. I just decided I didn't need to follow this dutch seven-layer technique. I don't really have the same pigments they used anyway. I am still glazing and layering - just reworking when I need to and only letting it dry until it feels dry. And yes, it's tedious. But it's also kind of new to me, so I'm enjoying figuring it out.

I have three pretty far along. I decided that I didn't like one that I started earlier, so I'm thinking of using that canvas for something else (it's the sideways one you see on the floor behind the easel). I also started a new one yesterday, and I'm feeling pretty good about it. And this is a pic of the original one I mentioned forever ago. The others I feel too nervous about to show as yet. I'm building up the colors and values, so the parts that really jump out at you (like parts of the tree), have been recently painted over and have to be built up again. Also, some of the colors will change. But anyway - here it is so far.

3 comments:

Meredith said...

I like the painting. I hope to see more soon. You are a talented artist.

Chara said...

This really is one of my favorites of all your paintings- have you updated that section of your website recently? I always love seeing the new things you're working on!

By the way- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! your card will be late- sorry...

Chara

Laura and John said...

I haven't updated the website in a while. Maybe this summer I will.