Pouncing the sky

After the Cobalt Blue was thoroughly dry and I got over a nasty but mercifully short little flu virus that beat me up this weekend, I was able to pounce the sky with a coat of Foundation white, dropping the excessive brightness of the blue back, softening the edges of the figures and the vines and producing the first layer of colour in the otherwise monochromatic canvas. I imagine this sky getting layers of delicate pinks and yellows to give it more flavour, but this will have to wait for a few days until the white is truly stable.

Doing the sky is a lot of work, taking a great deal of time and lots of shoulder work because of all the pouncing that must be done to get a nice smooth surface that doesn’t show too many marks.

 

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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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