Cut!

After a few days of humming and hahing I’ve committed to editing the Traveler and Magician paintings from their earlier square composition. Now rectangles, the compositions look much better balanced, with the focus of attention moving down to the sun and the hand and face of the Traveler, while in the Magician the relationship of…

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Studio talk

  I had the pleasure of hosting a studio talk at my space at CLU yesterday afternoon, including a brief demonstration of glaze painting, using a Sap Green over the background of the Star to show the luminosity and ¬†flexibility of oil painting. Between twenty and thirty people attended, and we had a very pleasant…

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A Deeper Darker Pool, Scattered Gold, and a Raised Hand

The Prussian Blue I mentioned yesterday has deepened and darkened the water in the pool closest to us, increasing the illusion of reflection in the water a little more. The colour of a reflected sky is deeper hued that the colour of the real sky. I’ve added some of the same Prussian Blue to the…

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Blue Waters, Layers on Feet

I’ve retouched the feet, using Iron Oxide Red and a little Foundation White to make them much more effective, adding shadows around them to ground them onto the dirt of the painting. The exposed stomach had a touch of the same, quite quickly applied and cleaned up with a Van Dyke Brown to redefine the…

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Bare Feet

I’ve put down the first rough layer of Foundation White that will become the Magician’s bare feet. Pretty plain right now, they’ll be re-drawn and get a couple of layers more before they’re complete. I’m quite pleased to get them started, because they have needed attention for such a long time during the process of…

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