Wednesday, January 27, 2010

more work with glazes

6x6 oil on board
Different support and this time I used a more analogous palette. Working with glazes...seeing where it will go. The struggle continues.


Karen said...

keep struggling, my friend...I will be struggling along with you.

I can't remember if you've said, but what are you using for your glazing medium?

Anita Stoll said...

It's worth the struggle. Getting out of my comfort zone promotes growth. Without growth I stagnate and my work becomes boring. I see beauty in your struggle.

loriann said...

Hi Karen,
I use distilled turp first, then distilled turp with Liquin, then just Liquin and sometimes just paint on top. I don't believe I have ever mentioned it. What do you use as a medium? I guess we will continue to struggle together! Oh, how good it will be!

Hi Anita,
Struggle and growth is what it is all about. You hit the nail on the head. And thank you!

Karen said...

I've been using Maroger medium a lot, which I like because it can be thin when you first use it, but then it gets tacky so you can pile paint on soon after the initial applications. Or I use Neo-meglip (gamblin), which I think is more like liquin, which I can't deal with. I should send you mine!
We need to find out what Janelle uses for her glazes, too.

loriann said...

Hi Karen, What kind of Maroger do you buy and what do you think are its advantages over liquin? How tacky does it get? Does it flow? thanks

Karen said...

I've bought the maroger from

It's more like a jelly texture, doesn't flow on its own, but when you mix it into paint, you can easily get a transparent glaze. I didn't like liquin because I found it too runny and thin...slippery almost. Neo-meglip is in between maroger and liquin in terms of runniness. Maroger tacks up, but not to the point of stickiness like Gaklyd.

But, of course it's expensive. Neo-meglip is like it's less expensive cousin.

Let me know if you try it what you think!

Adam Cope said...

beautiful subtle

particularly like the reflected spectrum in the water.. makes the sunset less 'all eye-catching, eye snaring' IMO

loriann said...

Thank you Adam. It is actually the sunrise, sunset's subtle sister. I am looking at many of my pastels to make these newer oils.