A day spent in the studio

A day spent in the studio.

It’s always a pleasure to spend a day in the studio painting, as a teaching artist, I tend to get caught up in the everyday practices of teaching and seldom does it seem that I find a whole day to spend in the studio. So today was that day to spend its entirety in the studio and start a new painting…

It’s a canvas over frame and measure 36 x 36 inches. Tentatively titled “Seeds of the Usurper.” It really should be titled “the kitchen sink” as it has lots of stuff in it for creating texture and color, including the new watercolor pigments from Golden called QoR. In addition to the QoR watercolors, I used Golden Fluid Acrylic and Golden High Flow Acrylics. For the various textures I used molding pastes, coarse pumas, and micaceous iron oxide.

In some areas, I started to add thin layers of acrylic encaustic and think that it will need several more to matte down the color, the QoR watercolors are super saturated and made for some really strong washes. This was my first time using QoR and probably not the typical approach i.e. adding them as a wash over the acrylics, but for me it’s all about experimenting.

Anyway it’s a start and I’ll keep posting as the painting progresses.

Seeds of the Usurper, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches.

Seeds of the Usurper, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches.

Detail showing the various textures and the start of the thin encaustic layers.

Detail showing the various textures and the start of the thin encaustic layers.

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