Sunday, September 26, 2010

Old Friend

The other day I got convinced I needed to try painting with Egg Tempera.

Here's my first attempt: a portrait on wooden board, of an old friend. To
protect the innocent, I won't mention any names, not that the person could
necessarily be identified from this painting ..

I started out with three basic colors + white, but gave up on that, as all
colors came out muddy. Sometimes one needs clear black.

The mount is a wooden board, 20 x 30 cm., gessoed, and polished with
sandpaper, re-gessoed, re-polished, ..
Lots of work, that. Too much, really.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Siesta




This is one of the largest paintings I have attempted, 100 x 70 cm.
Acrylic on canvas. As always the short life span of the acrylic paint
makes it a bit hard to use, but this is not too far from what I imagine
an oil painting would have looked like.