Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chincoteague- glazing still under construction

8 x10 oil, glazing layers 6+, unfinished

Glazing takes patience. I do own a blow drier, not for my hair, but to dry paintings faster. It got a workout today! Tomorrow I will put on another layer. If I don't wait it becomes muddy mush rather than enticing layers of color. Patience.
Sorry I couldn't get a decent picture. It is way TOO blue...it's actually much oranger, especially in the right top corner. I will try to replace the jpeg tomorrow tomorrow.(It's harder to get a good photo of a wet oil!)
On an interesting note, I have always loved Schmincke pastels so when I saw "test the best" schmincke mussini transparent oils on the Dick Blick website, I said, why not?. I love the colors I can make with these three little paints. Check them out.

6 comments:

Leah said...

I really like the glaze work you've done. I like the Sanibel one and now this Chincoteague one. They have such a lovely luminous quality about them. And I can appreciate you working with your patience. Keep "constructing". It's good stuff!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Leah! You know I struggle even with the idea of patience. I guess it must be good for me in a way. I always appreciate hearing from my best friend in Nova Scotia!!!!!

Melinda said...

Wow. Luminous, expressive, rich in layering...ahh, this is truly spectacular.

Your patience is paying off. You're an inspiration. I know exactly what you mean about the difficulty of waiting!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks Melinda!
So you know about waiting too????
Another learning curve for me.

Jala Pfaff said...

Lookin' very cool...

Melinda said...

Looking at your work informs me again and again that patience is like choosing just the right color--not to be left out of consideration.

But, it is still very difficult. You've inspired me to keep trying.

I did read about one woman artist who regularly had seven paintings going at once. I'll bet this was so because she didn't want to wait for paint to dry. Where can we set up seven easels though?!