Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Day 169- R. 130
5,5 x 8 inches , acrylics and house paint on vintage paper
I have been listening to this video-interview with Farrell Brickhouse over and over while
working. I am not even exactly sure why I am that fascinated by the interview. I certainly share his
interest in the history of art, and I do strongly feel that one can only do really exciting
work within the context of some sort of conversation with the past. I wish I could see his work in person, it seems to me a lot of the interest there is in the texture of things on the canvas, it's so alive and earthy, and in some way points to history as well.
You can watch the video here
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Day 168- Still life with squash
5,5 x 8 inches acrylics, acrylic inks and house paint on vintage paper
Almost gave up on this. I am not sure about the white house paint. I like the way it feels on the
brush but it kind of deadens the colors I mix it with. Maybe I should mix it with some Zinc white as well.
Maybe it's not about the house paint at all. Maybe the composition is too flat. But I like what is happening in the background. Tomorrow is another day. 10:54pm now. Goodnight.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Day 167- Still life on yellow table
5,5 x 7,5 inches, mixed media on vintage paper
I am experimenting with mixing my acrylics, gouache and acrylic inks with
white house paint and pink block printing ink. I love the pink hue of the block printing ink but for some
mysterious reason it does not register with my scanner. What's that about, does anyone know?
I tried to adjust the colors on my screen but it's still too nasty in relation to the real thing. Or at least
I HOPE the real thing is kind of delicious....haha! Anyway, I think the block printing ink will go back to the cupboard, and maybe I will buy some pink house paint instead. The house paint is nice and creamy and kind of thick, it dries really fast which is not too cool but I can work around that.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Day 165- One black stocking
6 x 8 inches acrylics on vintage paper
It's been very quiet around here recently. It's all in the painting. When I feel lost and want to get back to
the 'core of painting' I watch this video of Elizabeth Blackadder in her studio- here