Yeah, yeah, I know. I've been a terrible blogger lately. Not going to make up any excuses here.
To quote one of my lovely Anonymous readers "Holy hell, update your blog already!"
So here's to you! ;)
So here's to you! ;)
Finished this piece a little bit ago, but to be honest I couldn't really look at it anymore. it took me quite a while, which I'm now learning isn't the best thing for me. My wandering eye distracts me and I start fantasizing about the paintings I want to do next. I then start to lose interest in the one I'm working on and the motivation isn't really there anymore. BUT. I had fun. I tried new things, listened to new tunes, it was a grand ol' time. Here you go. Enjoy.
40" x 40" oil & ink on cherry panel
up close & personal
I had fun experimenting with glazing on this piece. I really loved it. I used a mixture of linseed oil & galkyd for the glazing medium, which worked really well. I first tried using straight galkyd and HATED it. Let me say that again. HATED it. It's super thick and sticky and annoying and doesn't blend properly and and and i'm done whining now. Luckily, you don't start glazing until the other layers are completely dry, so wiping it all off was a cinch. Then I tried linseed and oil and it melted my heart. So buttery and lovely. It really did the trick in smoothing out brush strokes. I ended up mixing it with a bit of the galkyd to give it more of a glossy/glazed finish. Anyway. Did about 3 or so layers of glaze on the face which was a lot of fun. I did some glazing on the body too, but not as much as I would have liked. But, like I said, couldn't look at it anymore ;)
You can see the glossyness of it here. But it's also difficult to get a good photo of it, as gloss LOVES to reflect light in all the wrong places ;)
Also, here is an update on some upcoming shows I'll be partcipating in (most are in the bay area):
November 4th - 4707 Telegraph, Oakland, CA
December 4th, 2010 - Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
December 2010 - 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA
Dec 2010, @ 323East Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
January 7th 2010 - C.A.V.E Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
January 2010 - Vessel, San Francisco, CA
Okay dearies, have a LOVELY Halloween! Don't get in to too much trouble. Or do. Whatever.
Can't wait to show you my next piece I started. Get ready for Ophelia's evil twin pirate mermaid sister ;)