Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Glazing My Way Through a Seascape

I am currently working on several 40”x30” canvases for an upcoming solo show in December at the Players Theater in Sarasota, Fl. In addition to my existing paintings, I am creating a series of water paintings using a glazing technique.

Although I had created paintings that incorporated some glazing in the past, these will be painted primarily through glazing many layers of blues and greens to try to achieve a translucent feel to the water.

The following are several progress photos of the first painting using this technique. I began with a grisaille (monotone under-painting) and then layered a glaze of color each day, letting it dry overnight. After six layers of various glazes, I am now in the later stages of adding highlights and modifying areas that still need some adjusting.


After 2nd glaze

After 4th glaze

After 6th glaze

After 2nd application of highlights

It's a very challenging way for me to approach a painting since I have to force myself to be patient with the day-to-day process. I still have some work to do on this yet but I can now see it coming together in these final stages. Then, on to the next.
Have a great week everyone.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Finished Oil over Acrylic Painting

I told everyone in my last post that I would let you know when I finished the Chapel and Flowers painting - a 24"x24" oil over acrylic on canvas. So, here it is.
This is an actual hillside chapel in St. Thomas, USVI, on the property where we usually stay. This painting was originally done in acrylic and I have over-painted the original with oils. Since I had the chance to slightly modify the composition, I made the painting a bit truer to the real-life scene. I'm enjoying the added brilliance and vibrant colors that I get with over-painting in oil. A photo of the original acrylic is on my previous blog post.

Have a great week!