Friday, January 29, 2010

step by step, work in progress

8x10 oil on canvas
As you can see recently I have been working with  a lot of oils. Aware of my lung ailments, I am trying to give my lungs a rest from particles floating in the air. At least with oils the particles are stabilized. The principals are the same. Some aspects are harder; some are easier. To work in glazes requires much more planning and lots of patience waiting for them the dry before applying the next layer.
This one is still waiting for another layer...I think.


Janelle Goodwin said...

I love the colors going on in this one. Yes, waiting for those layers to dry takes some getting used to. I guess that's why we need to do several at once. Hope you're feeling better.

Double "D" said...

Hi B,

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEautiful colors happening here.
Good idea to treat yourself kindly as you recover.
I suspect the dust from pastel is irritating.

How are you feeling, sleeping ok?
You take care of yourself and Stripey. How is Paul doing with his recovery?


SamArtDog said...

Having to slow down for oils is different enough that it may be your version of left-handed art. Have patience. (CLICHE ALERT!) Everything for a reason, everything in its own season. Turn turn turn. Ack!

How about watercolors or giving Open Goldens a try? Fingerpaints are good; they're so safe you can eat 'em.

loriann said...

Hi janelle, I find that the hardest things is staying hooked into the feeling that inspired the piece..Since I have so many going at once simply staying on track as to my goals is hard. Maybe I need to go much bigger so I can work a long time on one and then let it dry for the next day's work. hmmmmm. What's your method. Right ow I have 7 small ones going at once.

loriann said...

Hey PB,
Thank you about the colors. As for health we are all working on it. Stripey is still the cutest.

Hi Sam, Patience has always been a idea I need to develop :-)How is your arm now that it is out of the cast?

SamArtDog said...

Blue and swollen as a balloon, thanks. But remarkably better every day.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Seven small ones going at once? You put me to shame :). The most I usually do is four small ones at once. Right now I'm doing a big piece - 24x30 and I can't seem to move onto another before it's done because, like you said, I don't want to lose the feeling I'm going for. Sometimes I'd like to put myself in a trace to get my original inspiration back (no such luck).

I'm loving your oils!

Karen said...

Maybe I'd glaze down the top edges of the trees to push them back? But of course not to lose that wonderful raspberry-ish color in them.
What surface are you preferring for these oil (what type of canvas?)

loriann said...

Sam, egad...swollen still!!? Best wishes!

Hi Janelle, I was hoping you had some way of keeping the feeling. I have also though about doing a number of them that only explore one feeling, different ways, same color plan, at one time.

Karen, You are right... I will probably need to glaze them down more..and I will probably add same areas or thicker paint.
As far a canvas, I am trying linen and fredrix canvas made VERy smooth, gesso, sanding, gesso sanding plus I have been working on a lot of boards, same process. I have been enjoying a smooth surface recently.
How about you? What do you use and do?