Gold

I’ve gilded the spheres that Justice and Temperance stand upon, and they look great. I still can’t get photos posted to the site, and that’s frustrating, but I’m hoping that it will be fixed very soon. Technology is so great when it works properly, and so insanely frustrating when it doesn’t. I think the gold is a little too bright as it stands in its raw state, particularly in the case of the Temperance piece, so I’m tempted to glaze about the edges of it to drop them back into the background. I’m much less concerned about Justice with the balance of value being on the light side anyway, so I’ll probably let that one be.

I’m looking forward to painting and drawing tomorrow with my friend and colleague Terry Spehar-Fahey. She’s going to visit my life classes so that she can spend some time working from the model. I really admire the way she works, she’s very fast, producing wonderful likenesses using a “wet on wet” technique.

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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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