68 consecutive days of 100+ degree heat =
lots of time in the studio.
I have been working on a batch of 12 small format Lake images using photos and sketches of Lake Travis, outside of Austin TX, from 5 years ago. These miraculously appeared on my old Sony memory stick one day after cleaning out my studio closet. I knew I had the references, but I had to do some digging to find them.
Since I have a commission having to do with this subject, I decided to continue experimenting with H2Oils over an acrylic underpainting to bring the project to completion.
I began on canvas which had been gessoed with a blue tint. You can see bits peeking through. I have to say that the H2Oils are "easy" compared to the acrylics. They go on over the top of the acrylic under painting like butter if combined with a suitable medium. The down side, of course, is the drying time. I use an H2Oil linseed oil and a bit of Liquin.
The painting pictured here is roughly 87% complete. I'll post it again once complete.
|10 x 10 x 1.25" Original mixed medium on canvas|
|12 x 6 x .75" Original mixed medium on canvas|
Happy Painting to all!