Posts Tagged ‘oil’

get thee gone!

In Drivel on February 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

bonne chance, people of earth. (setting off on a good note).

now playing: wounded by third eye blind

This morning, among other things, I began prep for a new painting I started a couple of weeks ago. I did the wash in white, so it’s taken a while for the paint to even become tacky. Anyway I decided on what I wanted to paint this morning when I woke up and then I invented a different way of thinning the paint. It isn’t new, it’s just different for me.


Mason jar
Plastic paint knife
too much paint thinner
too much paint.

Then I closed the jar and shook it up really good. I was pleased with the result until I needed to down grade the color, and I darkened it with the wrong shade of black. I redeemed everything by just putting a dollop of undiluted cerulean on the the canvas and mixing THAT with the turpentine-paint mixture. It came out nicely because I used a fan brush, which is actually a pain in the butt to do oils with but whatever.

So here it is:

We’ll see how it goes.

I love how mundane I sound today. It’s like I’m almost a normal person, who does nothing interesting or insane.