Tag Archive for mastic

About mastic-based mediums

Recently, I wrote about my experience with maroger–a mastic-based medium. Maroger was my standard medium for a period, although I haven’t used it in a number of years. I stopped using it because details are difficult and, because it is such a soft resin, paintings are prone to scratch or show other surface insults. My…

Two Paintings of the Same Subject

I recently completed two paintings of the same–exact same–subject. These self-portraits were started at roughly the same time and both recently finished. Why two paintings on the same subject? Technical reasons! No, really. I wanted to compare two mediums and determined the best ways was to test them on the same subject. The smaller one…