Here’s the final version of the new painting. The dark areas came out better than I was anticipating; although, the matte surface is a bit uneven. This may force me to varnish it later on, something I typically dislike doing on casein.
Archive for April, 2009
My appologies for being M.I.A. on posts lately, but I have been painting in between more interuptions. I decided to do a new version of a painting from a few years back called “Stacy Napping.” The original, which can be seen here, was made also with casein but in a thinner more gouache-like manner. This time I’m also darkening the room a bit more and increasing the size. It’s 16×12″ on hardboard.
This current state shows some of the unfinished blue undertone values. After I get the rest covered, I’ll go back and make any adjustments as necessary. Casein darks have a tendency to stay rather high in value due to their matte quality, so I may need to work with that more at the end.
I received news in the mail recently that my recent painting “Sitting in a Dark Corner” was accepted for entry into a local art exhibition. I gave it a final varnish over the weekend and am now putting the frame together. Delivery is due the first week of May.
In related news, three other paintings of mine are hanging in another local show. That one will be up until May 12.
In spite of a short interuption of a few days traveling, I’m back to working on this painting again. Here you can see the left side (casein) progressing on a rough underpainted background (acrylic.) I added a couple figures in the center.
I had started the underpainting rather tightly rendered, and then changed my mind painting it out more loosely. No sense in rendering it twice. I’m including a closeup detail of the top left corner. The size of the painting is 16 x 20″ on hardboard panel.
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