Whiter than White Stripes, Alchemical Salts

I’ve spent a short time working with re-rendering the whites of the Magician’s clothing in order to build some substance to the paint and simply to clean up the glazes that had stained the figure while painting the background. The white looks incredibly bright against the more muted tones of the rest of the painting.

In the left foreground I’ve added another area of the white layer that is seen in the background, increasing the impression that the painting is set in an area that is surrounded by a salt lake bed. I’ll add Raw Sienna to this first layer to bring the brightness down and set the new work into the rest of the painting.

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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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