Figure Sketch in the Studio

Oil on Belgian Linen monted on board,
5.75" x 7.5" , click here to bid
This was really fun to do. It started out as a quick
sketch in mechanical pencil on some linen canvas
that I had. Then I coated that with polymer medium
with a little turquoise acrylic in it.
Then I painted in the light areas with a little white
and yellow oil paint.
After letting it dry over night I glazed it with Liquin
and Gamblin's Transparent Earth red, and it was all
stream-of-conciousness after that. I know it is loose,
but I rather like the effect, particularly the balance of
the bright turquoise blue and the bright spotlight.
Unfortunately, the beautiful effects of the paint don't
really come across in this photograph. Belgian linen
has a tighly-woven, exquisite surface that is unlike
anything else. It gives a delicate quality to your paint
passages that you sure can't see here! Just try to imagine


Monotype of a New Orleans Fountain Statue

Oil Color Monotype, painted on zinc, printed on BFK
Rives printmaking paper using an etching press
4.5" x 5"
I didn't have the time to do anything new today, so
this is my offering. I've always been fond of this.
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