Category Archives: Poured paint

Sunshine to the rescue

It’s been cold and snowy, wet, dreary–way too long here in Michigan. I’ve had drawings completed and canvases stretched for the next three Sky Pads paintings prepared and waiting for weeks now because I need warm sunshine to get the … Continue reading

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Two sessions later

I think it’s finished, but I’m going to let it sit for a bit while I back up and start on #30. It’s a bit odd, but I find I like the third version much better when it’s sitting in … Continue reading

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Running a bit late

It was my intention to have this one finished by December 1. I got all the pesky leaves done but the background was only a suggestion and as such it needs a lot of adjustment. The bright areas on the … Continue reading

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A two-fer

Just because I wussed out on Sky Pads for a couple of months (or more) doesn’t mean I wasn’t thinking about them. I already had the background washes done in early September so it wasn’t a stretch to get the … Continue reading

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As usual, looks can be misleading

I’m pretty sure if I showed you the source photo side by side with this one, you’d all be going “gaaahhh, what is this?”  At the moment, it could just be an abstract of a field of yellow flowers. Or … Continue reading

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Your guess is as good as mine

Well, the magenta undercoat hasn’t totally disappeared but it has acquired some new color. I did a little test run by painting some magenta and yellow on a palette sheet and dropping other colors over it. I coded the test … Continue reading

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Sky Pads 29–Let’s get started

It almost looks like magenta rain. It’s got some yellow in it too, but the yellow got largely overwhelmed. No matter. It won’t make much difference in the end. This painting will be a bit of an echo of #27, … Continue reading

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Rooting around in an artist’s brain

I think I started this painting (Sky Pads 28) a little over a month ago. It should have been finished a couple of weeks ago but it insisted on raising issues I had no immediate answer for. So I did … Continue reading

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A mind of its own

If you have read this blog with any kind of frequency I’m sure you’ve seen me state more than once that I never know how a painting is going to turn out while I’m working on it. Well, this one … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day!

It finally got up to 75°F (24°C) today which is about the coolest temp I dare to pour my paint backgrounds for Sky Pads (this one is #28). The cooler it gets, the less the paint wants to separate out … Continue reading

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