Category Archives: painting techniques

Poured paint surprise for Sky Pads 17

One of, or probably the main, reason I love pouring a layer of transparent paint on a blank canvas is just to see what happens if I leave it alone after it hits the surface. I have never had this … Continue reading

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Sweet Sixteen part 3

The lily pads amazingly enough still look like they’re sort of “flying” over the background. I was hoping to keep that effect rather than having them blend into the surface texture like the previous paintings in this series have portrayed … Continue reading

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Photo imitates drama queen

My painting as “drama queen”. I say this because the colors aren’t nearly so dramatic in person. All I can say at this point, since none of the background has been touched yet, is that in real life it will … Continue reading

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Sweet sixteen

Yesterday it finally got warm enough (60 degrees) to go outside and pour some paint on the next Sky Pads canvas. It will be warm for another couple of days, which will make me a bit of a happier camper, … Continue reading

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Into the dark

Don’t say you weren’t warned! I had comments on the last post about how lovely the lightness and softness was in the early stages of this painting. I may have to go there in the next one (good thing this … Continue reading

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Allow me to mislead you

So here we have the first two passes in the ever-evolving Sky Pads series. The first one surprised me, even though I have previously poured thin paint over what now seems like countless canvases. I used paint thinner again, just … Continue reading

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Stylistic progression

I was aiming for a rendition similar to 14, but with the color intensity a bit more subdued and the technique a little subtler. I didn’t pour or splash any paint on 14 after the initial wash on the blank … Continue reading

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