Monday, 12 September 2016

Thirty Paintings in 30 Days - Day Twelve

Late posting today! Getting back into the 'regular' routine - running behind, but it all eventually sorts itself out.

Enjoyed painting this image. It is on birch panel and I really like working on the panels. I like going back in with palette knife, dried out pens, wood skewers, etc and the wood will take the process of making those marks really well - not so paper as you can imagine. I do coat the boards before starting with a couple of layers of GAC100 - helps to prevent the lighter areas of paint from yellowing over time. This is caused by the lignin in the wood. I really like this piece - it looks deceptively simple, but there are several layers of paint and lots of 'drawing' back in using the above mentioned tools. You do have to take a close look to see some of the lines, but I think it is worth a second look. The mountain ranges seem to go on forever here - row after row is how I would describe the view from on high! Have a great day and happy painting.

Day 12
6"X6" on Birch Panel
Acrylic mixed media

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the palette, and rustic marks. I keep scrolling back for another look :)