Thursday, June 20, 2013
"Rising Mist", 8 x 10, pastel on sanded paper (currently available at Mimosa Gallery through 6/30)
The last few weeks have been spent experimenting with an indirect painting technique which is opposite of the way I usually work in oil. It involves a lot of pre-planning and patience. The way that Deborah Paris teaches this technique is to develop a very thorough and detailed underpainting in a transparent color and then add layers of glazes, velaturas and opaque paint passages at the end. It takes a LONG time and it requires your concept be completely thought out prior to even starting the painting. I need to experiment with it more as I don't feel I have anything worth posting yet. I have come to the conclusion, however, that what I really want is for my oils to look like my pastels. So I am going to experiment with trying to marry the indirect method with my pastel technique. We'll see what happens. I'll keep you posted . . .
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Study for "Evening in Maine" 6 x6 oil on panel
Thanks to everyone who braved the rain to attend my opening at Mimosa on Friday! It was great to meet some new collectors and I really enjoyed talking to everyone. Thanks to Michelle at Mimosa for a lovely evening. The show will be up until the end of June so please stop by if you're in Saratoga Springs. The above little painting will be staying in my studio until I get the time to paint a bigger version of it (hopefully soon!).