Monthly Archives: November 2015

In the studio 11/29/15

I’ve posted little this week.  The flu sapped my energy and I preserved what little of it I had for painting and drawing. Most days, I got very little work done, and what I did exhausted me. But I am feeling better–knock wood. I had my first three painting sessions with Victory Park I  during this…

In the studio 11/15/15

I’ve been under the weather for several days and haven’t painted much. I’ve gotten ill the last several birthdays it seems. I did get a little painting done, but not much, like I said. During typical painting days, the more I work, the more energy I have. Painting is like exercise that way. This morning, after…

In the studio 11/7/15

When the painting ground (surface) isn’t up to snuff paintings take longer. The ground for The Photographer is one of the poor ones. A small change in the preparation can have a major effect. I’ll not repeat the same experiment again. It’s taking a long time to get the surface right–sensitive and firm. I spent…

In the studio 11/1/15

The ground on this painting, Three Women (VW Bug), is wonderful. It’s a traditional oil ground applied over acrylic gesso. A traditional oil ground is essentially white oil paint with the addition of chalk. The chalk makes the ground more covering and absorbent than oil paint alone, even when sanded. It’s really great to paint on. I…