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Trees are growing up…

Well, back to the studio today. After some gratifying reordering and cleaning of my supplies, I got to work on these two paintings, both with deadlines fast approaching. I hope to complete them tomorrow.
I am working with a very smooth (and classic) medium mixture for these, of 1/3 damaar varnish, 1/3 stand oil, and 1/3 pure turps. It has enabled me to build layers that are just a tad translucent, or with less medium, completely opaque. Both these paintings are constructed of many layers.

Blue Skies

Sky Through the Trees

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  • 0whole1 May 15, 2009, 10:49 pm

    From the style of these pictures, I’d recommend checking out Waking Life directed by Richard Linklater: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243017/. He used animation over film cells.

    Just for the art though — I tried watching it and it was too trippy for me to get past the first 10 minutes.

  • 0whole1 May 15, 2009, 10:51 pm

    Oh, also: I like the top piece because it’s got an understated stained glass + art nuveau thing going on.

  • Laura May 16, 2009, 1:01 pm

    I love them both! My favorite is the top painting! It feels like you are looking up into the treetops. Keep it up, you are really amazing!

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