I have been thinking….
….about what I can do with my collection of blank, loose, leftover sheets of Arches oil paper cut from larger sheets. I decided to bind them together into a book. It took several days of research to find an effective and simple method. The paper I have is quite thick, so folding the paper into signatures and binding was not an option. Additionally, I wanted the book to lay flat when I opened it, so that I had use of the entire page. I will likely use this book when painting outside of the studio. The video below is a glimpse into the making of the 2 books I recently created.
....is now complete. Watch several hours of work wrapped up into one 5-minute time lapse video below.
I am working on….
….a new oil painting of yellow Astras in a green bowl and have decided to document the painting process from color mixing to finished painting. Watch the video below to view part one of the painting process. About one hour of work in 4 minutes!
A glimpse into…
….the hidden drawing under my oil paintings. Each painting starts out as a measured line drawing composed of grids and angled lines in charcoal. The process takes several hours to complete. It’s a challenge to take a completely blank, white surface and transform it into something that resembles reality. When the subject is in its proper place, I begin to add darks and lights. Traditionally for the next stage, oil painters will begin the painting process by adding a translucent wash of oil color, and with a rag, erase or pull out the whites. At this stage, I choose to use dry media. My intention is to add a limited range of value and a warmth. By using dry media, I am able to keep the drawing intact (and clean) and further enhance the value map with stronger lights and darks. Stay tuned for the finished painting!
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