Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Water Lilly WIP

I think this is all I am going to do as far as the grisaille layer goes.... this is a learning process for me so if I mess up... I mess up... well I am a bit of a perfectionist so I hope I am not screwing up too badly. Once this dries throughly I will start the color glazing. I am enjoying this so far. The reason I wanted to try a painting using this method is because I think glass painted this way would look awesome.... so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Water Lilly WIP

Second layer of the grisialle applied.... will probably do one more layer before starting the color glazing.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

First of many layers....

This is the first layer of the newest painting. It is the exact opposite of the way I have always painted and I am struggling with applying my paint thinly. This layer is called grisialle pronounced "grizz- EYE" . I will be applying several layers of these tones to create the various values of the painting. Then I will be glazing thin layers of color over the values. I have to wait for each layer to dry before I can lay on the next. Like I said .. VERY different for me and really fun to be learning a whole new approach to painting. Too early to tell if I will ever paint this way again... stay tuned!
ps ... I have no clue how this is going to turn out!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Trying something new

From the very beginning of my art adventure I have painted wet on wet. I am now experimenting with a whole new way to paint.... in layers... letting each layer dry before applying the next. I have no idea if I will even like painting this way but it is something I want to try. So I am currently waiting for new supplies I have ordered before I begin. In the mean time I have been prepping a canvas by applying layers of gesso and sanding in between layers to get a smooth surface with no canvas thread showing... stay tuned. When I have something to show you I will post a wip... right now I have a bright white 20 x 20 smooth blank canvas!