Wednesday, March 12, 2008

. . . changed my mind

Needs a name, 33" x 33", mixed media on canvas

. . . about this painting. At first, I really liked it. . . the background colors were good, although I struggled with the yellow layer at the top. The texture was amazing, thanks to lots of modeling paste. But now I think there's something wrong with the circle. I will put it away for a while.

I have used Venetian plaster for texturing, even though it's a bit pricey. It's less expensive than modeling paste, and it can be hand-buffed to a beautiful dull shine (oxymoron?) But no matter how thin the layers I applied, the surface would sometimes crack. So I'll stick to the paste from now on, unless I paint on wood.

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