Monday, March 29, 2010

Glazing, Gravity & Godspeed

OK, after being under the heater for a full day, the painting is dry 'to the touch'.  I usually do my glazing with my painting lying flat. The reason for this is that I am relying on gravity to pull the pigments into the cracks and valleys of my brush strokes.  This contributes to the grungy feel that I am after.

I have a few days to finish my last 3 paintings for the show, including this one.  Sometimes i wish I painted in acrylics, as it dries instantly......nah, oils is still my favorite medium.  It's funny when something was introduced to you at 18, it tends to stick with you.  I was listening to Echo & the Bunnymen while I was doing this, by the way.

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