Monthly Archives: June 2017

Turpentine diaries 6/25/17

The Girl in the Lavender Dress, another painting in the Playhouse Square series, is nearly finished and today’s was only the sixth session, which is fast for me.  You can see in the right background two canvases that I recently prepared.  Both are 36″ x 48,” which is the same size as Girl in the Lavender…

Studio journal 6/18/17

I used RGH’s extra-fine flake white and viridian green in today’s sessions.  RGH sells both paints in jars, which I don’t like.  But both jars have remained fresh. I’ve had the viridian for some time and it’s still fresh. The pile of paint on the paper palette is a mixture of viridian and blue-gray.  I used it…

Studio journal 6/11/17

Good day after a bad day. I was so excited to get into the studio yesterday, I was mixing my medium at 5:30 AM. I make my medium fresh every day.  It’s very drying and if I prepare it beforehand, it’s too firm. But I do prepare one of the ingredients in advance–the varnish.  I…

Studio journal 6/4/17

I finished Euclid Avenue #1 (in the photo’s background) this morning and then worked on On the Square for the remainder of the day.  Both paintings are part of the Playhouse Square series. Both paintings are 48″ x 60″ and were prepared the same way.  However, On the Square’s surface is much poorer than Euclid’s…

Studio journal 6/2/17

After spending the morning drawing, I fully intended to finish Euclid Avenue #1, which I wrote about in the previous Studio journal post, and you can see it in the background of this photo.  Instead, I worked on Jane and Keith Aboard the Betty Jane. Both paintings are 48″ x 60.”   I plan to finish Euclid…

Studio journal 6/1/17

I was locked and loaded, ready to finish Euclid Avenue I this morning but I didn’t make it.  Maybe tomorrow, although I planned to spend tomorrow drawing on some new canvases. I am still using my recently-purchased ‘extra-fine flake white’ from RGH–you can see it in the middle of the palette.  I like it a…