Friday, November 30, 2012

Blue Bowl

"Blue Bowl"  8x10", Acrylic   Click to Bid
Back to work after the big storm snafu. Our garage, or should I say the materials that created it, just got hauled away in a dump truck.  Our stuff is sitting out in front of our house, people are driving by and stopping, thinking we are having a mega lawn sale. I wave them on.  

Here is a demo I did for my class yesterday. It was my first day back to teaching in weeks, and when I dipped my brushes into my paint I realized it had dried somewhat while I was away. Goopey or more viscous paint seeps into the grooves of the canvas, drier paint creates a scumbled look, sitting on top of the texture and allowing the underneath colors to peek thru.  

In my earlier class I demo'ed a "limited stroke" exercise... what a way to jump back in to the swing of things... 22 strokes using a 1" brush, for this rose in a cup. I was dying to cheat but had too many witnesses to contend with.

Tomorrow I am giving a 2 hour lecture/demo on Golden Acrylics at Woodstock School of Art, in Woodstock, NY from 2-4PM. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello! 


Jo Mackenzie said...

I am so glad you could get back into your painting after the Sandy upheaval.

Patti Mollica said...

hey jo - you and me both! hope alls well with you - love the work you've posted on DPW