img_9767Short on cobalt blue paint, I used pigment mixed with a little oil, then added walnut alkyd to produce the lovely rich colour seen here. There’s something very satisfying about making your own paint, but it takes a lot longer and I’m very grateful that i can get such good colours in pre-mixed tubes. 

I spent a pleasant weekend camping under a cloudy sky, most unusual for Southern California at this time of year, so we took dozens of pictures of cloud formations as reference for paintings.

On Saturday Terry Spehar-Fahey and her husband took us to lunch at my favorite sushi place, then we went on to the gallery to visit the show. It was lovely to see a steady stream of visitors to the space, and to chat with a couple of people about the work. I need to publish a book about the work to clarify the more obscure references to alchemy and prehistory for people.

The canvas is on its way!

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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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