Monthly Archives: March 2017

Studio journal 3/26/17

The Candidate, on the easel, is 36″ x 48,” which a format I’ve used a lot recently.  The design is based on photos I took during the RNC in Cleveland last summer.   I use the stick, or pole, leaning against the painting as a maulstick.  Even with my fast-drying medium I have to be…

Studio journal 3/25/17

The day ended much too soon.  Some days, I can paint all day long and by the time I put down the brush, I feel refreshed and recharged.  I worked on the two paintings in the photo and then on another one.  When I was young, I would frequently continue painting far into the night.  I…

Can’t wait to start painting

After preparing my palette and getting a cup of tea, I was met by cheery sunlight when I reentered the studio.  The morning had been gray and gloomy, so the unexpected light was uplifting.  I couldn’t wait to get started.   I am restretching the large painting in the background–The Offensive.  I replaced the two…

Update to a recently ‘finished’

See, I know I’m my own worst critic.  Whenever I finish a painting, I put it away so I can’t look at it for several weeks.  If I don’t put it away, I’ll find things that bug me every time I look at it.  After a few weeks, I can look at my work with…

Studio journal 3/19/17

I recently bought some of Rublev’s Lead Oil Ground.  I’ve had mixed results with Rublev products.  Their oil paint is excellent.  Their burnt sienna is top shelf.  However, much of their stuff is less than wonderful.  They purport to be experts but I don’t see any evidence for that claim.  They sell a lot of thick,…

Studio journal 3/13/17

Due to changing my ISP, I am late posting this journal entry. I finished the underpainting for Down on Prospect Avenue and started some over-painting.  The painting has a long way to go but I’ve gotten this far with just a few sessions, so it’s moving rapidly. As usual, I struggled with the title for…

Status

Tom Hudson

I moved.  Did you notice?  I changed my ISP today and there were some rough patches, as there always are when I do this.  Nothing seems permanently broken although I haven’t checked everything yet.  The last time I moved, things were a lot worse. 

Studio journal 3/12/17

I worked most of the day on The Candidate, the painting in the upper-center in this batch of current work.  The underpainting is done.  I’ll say it’s done.  I don’t like the ground on this canvas.  It is another of my experiments with materials that has proved unsatisfactory, but it does have the happy side…