Posts Tagged ‘Painting’


Painting Final: Jerry Reading

October 23, 2018

It’s not 100% finished, but far enough to let it sit for awhile, then do some cleaning up. That right hand in the corner could use a little more work, I think.


Painting Update 2: Jerry Reading

October 12, 2018
gouache painted figure in progress

Made a little more progress on the new painting. I’ve worked more on his head, arms and shirt. I wasn’t sure how well the white paint would cover on this grey surface, but it did okay.


Painting Update: Jerry Reading

October 7, 2018

Other chores got me pulled away from the painting for a few days, but I managed to at least work on his face this afternoon. It looks like him, so that’s always a good sign.

I’m liking the rough sketchiness of this so far, so I’m hoping I can keep that without getting carried away with details as I tend to do. I’m losing love for his yellow pillow, however.


Painting Final: Curtis On Guitar

September 15, 2018

I’m going to call this finished for now. I’ll still need to do a few touch ups here and there, but I’ll let him sit for awhile and listen to him play.


Painting Update 5: Curtis On Guitar

September 9, 2018

Here’s the latest update on the painting. I’ve got the flower pot, chair and floor done. I need to finish on the guitar and the back wall, a little touching up, and that should be it.


Painting Update 3: Curtis On Guitar

August 26, 2018

Only a little bit of progress to show on the new painting. I’ve worked more on the shirt and pants. They’ll need more work, but I’ll move on to others areas first, maybe the arms and boots.


Painting Update 2: Curtis On Guitar

August 21, 2018

Back to the new painting. I’ve just got the background roughed in a little more to the sort of color scheme of blues and browns that I had in mind.

I’ve been working with the Open Acrylic Medium on this (see my previous post) for a couple days, and like how it’s working out. I’m mixing the Open Gel into regular acrylics, and thinning with just water. The paint/gel dabs I use are staying wet for a couple days in my palette, but the thinned paint dries quickly; although, a little slower than paint without the gel. I found that I can scrub the dry paint with a stiff wet brush and get it to lift, which makes it more workable. After drying for a longer period, it won’t easily do that.

Here’s what I put together as my palette for this project. I found an egg tray made of plastic with 14 holes and a clear cover. I also got a styrofoam plate to use as a mixing area. I squeeze out dabs of acrylic paint on the tray, mix in a small amount of gel, and use a palette knife to move that to the plate to mix into the colors and consistency I want. When I finish, I place the plate over the tray, and seal it with the cover.