Thursday, October 31, 2013

Morning Shadows Cape Cod

Morning Shadows Cape Cod, 8 x 8, oil on linen

This little piece is an example of the indirect technique that I have been experimenting with lately.  The yellow is not nearly as saturated in the original but I can't seem to get a good balance in the photo.  There are probably four or five layers of glazes and scumbles in the piece.  I like the soft hazy effect you can get with this technique.  It results in a look that is more consistent with my pastel paintings.  The down side is the amount of time it takes to work this way. a lot longer to work indirectly because the layers have to completely dry before reworking them.  Th

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