Thursday, June 7, 2018

Process process process

Here are a few images of my current work in progress. What I find interesting with these "black" paintings is that I can turn down the light. I'm not able to do that with the cellophane works because the material is too reflective. It would be interesting to see them in dialogue with each other in a large and properly lit space.

Something interesting is happening here: the varnish (gloss) is bleeding through the matte black paint coat. Hmm . . .

(To make the paint extra glossy, I mixed linseed oil with a glossy varnish [Gamvar Gloss by Gamblin], which is actually a traditional formula used by oil painters)

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