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Friday
Jan092009

Silver Globe Pitcher: Overpainting Stage 1

Globe Pitcher, overpainting stage 1
oil on panel
16 x 20 inches
(work in progress)



The going is slow but I'm finally in the zone on this painting and starting to really enjoy it.

I'm experimenting with different mediums - my normal one based in linseed, a new one based on poppyseed oil, and a very nice big tube of Maroger medium my father gave me for Christmas. I didn't know your could buy it in tubes, I thought you had to make it yourself and it sounded complicated. So far I like the tubed stuff, it's a stiff golden brown gel that mysteriously liquifies and turns clear when mixed into the paint. I'm curious to see what it's like after it dries a bit. The poppyseed oil based medium dries too slow, completely wet even days later.

I've started looking for a studio to rent so I can have enough space to paint and draw a model. I'm looking for a north light studio with about 400 square feet here in San Francisco.

See the previous blog post about this painting here.

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Reader Comments (2)

The bottom right corner reminds me of baroque paintings, the ones with lots of silk and organza (taffeta? gauze?) going on.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpatula

I used to paint with an instructor that did make the Maroger medium and I have paintings done 10-15 years ago that haven't yellowed or crazed-I loved it for a medium-think it gives a real richness to the paint, but wasn't aware that it could be purchased.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
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