More sky

skyThere’s a limit to how much you can do to a sky before you accept that something as abstract as a cloud can simply be left alone, however formless and void, and still be satisfying.

Transparent Iron Oxide followed by plenty of Ceramic white. Loving those passages from blues to golden browns.

I had a terrible time getting started! I needed to pull out the platform to paint the upper part of the canvas, but managed to knock over the two 8 x 8 panels with canvas over them. They hit a pair of easels as they fell, damaging some of the canvas on the front of them, requiring a thorough sanding, then a soak in distilled water to help the marks to drop out. Directly after hurting the panels I managed to damage the step of my platform, then spilt paint over the floor. I was so worried about painting anything after that that I was ready to leave the studio right then, to go home and tinker in the garden where I couldn’t do any more damage.

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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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1 Response to More sky

  1. Sorry Michael but I think I remember that scene in an old Three Stooges movie.

    The sky looks great by the way. I look forward to visiting the studio to check it out in real life.

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