Saturday, November 21, 2009
I've been experimenting with different oils. I like the black oil that I have used to make my paint ever since Schuler's, but my friend has been getting great results using Louis Velasquez's Calcite Sun Oil. Here is an example of some in the blue background.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
In order to exploit the unique color opportunities of this famous piece of architecture, I had to plan a chromatic strategy. With white and three colors (ultramarine, magenta, chrome yellow) I did a complimentary under painting on a white primed panel. It was a counter-intuitive exercise that produced a fauvist look. Using a slightly expanded palette the next day, I glazed and scumbled more naturalistic color while retaining much of the under painting.