I added a glaze of Ultramarine Blue and Ivory Black to the background of Amelia, who is still not quite ready for another layer – that thick white paint can take a really long time to dry, especially when it’s damp.

The brush on the right is a large badger hair blender that is fantastic for making soft backgrounds. You use it by painting your glaze coat on with another brush, then using this beauty dry, gently touching the surface with a light touch, flicking back and forth to soften the brushstrokes. The result is a lovely soft coat of paint which looks almost glassy when it’s complete.

Earlier today I went to the High Studio and put together the “As the Crow Flies” installation. Looking good so far. Opening reception this Saturday afternoon.

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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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