Thursday, September 17, 2009
glazing and my struggles
Here is the slow and unsteady progression I am making studying glazing and tonalist painting. I am working with Deborah Paris, the master of modern tonalist painting. Use my pastel paintings as my inspiration I move forward to oil.
A tonalist usually first paints a grisaille (bottom) which is something I often do with pastel pencil.The layering of transparent color is the tricky part because I don't really fully understand the way the different colors shime through and mix to make new ones. Any pieces of wisdom from a glazer out there?
The gessoed gator board on which I work produces a slick almost metal plate like effect. The brush strokes become very apparent . That is my favorite part.