Sunday, April 11, 2010
slow down and using a couch
I am now using more patience and going much slower when I paint in oils. No bravado for me. I like saucy glazes and using a couch onto which apply them. (thanks Sadie) Thinking lean to fat I begin with turp layers. Next I apply a couch of 1/2 turp and 1/2 linseed to the portion of the painting I am working on that day. It makes a wonderfully slippery surface, paint just glides. Wait between layers. At the end the couch is linseed, stand and no turp. Using this method allows me to play with my strokes and they can disappear or stand out, my choice. I wonder what will happen when I go bigger. These recent ones have only been 6x6. I wanted to SLOW down.
I am also wondering what will happen if I decide to do a closed grisaille (using white and burnt sienna), instead of a turp layer???
I want to go back to that swamp... love found and lost, how tragic!