East wall

The first of the eight by eights has been washed with distilled water and now leans against the studio wall drying. I hope that Ethan will be able to help me with the gesso tomorrow so that I can start drawing sooner rather than later.  I didn’t get much painting done today, although I did put a layer of Sap Green over the white feathers I painted yesterday, and dropped in the blues and Iron Oxide Red “eyes”. I need to darken the new feathers to balance them with the rest of the wings, and I also need to pop some white highlights into the blues so I can put a little bright turquoise onto them.

This evening I visited the space where the Virtues painting is going to go, measuring the dimensions and making a very rough sketch of the layout. I’m very optimistic about the potential of the painting, which should work very well in this location.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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