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Sunday, 4 April 2010

WIP - Blues Going Away

I am nearly finished with this work. I started this morning hoping to finish it but some tiny bits hadn't dried fully, so I couldn't put on the glazes I hoped to. What I am trying to achieve is the subtle 'golden' glow that hits the metallic tubes in some areas, and I just can't achieve this with brushwork; glazes are the order of the day. Now off to finish my Baroque Altar. This long weekend is just too short for me. I am too amibitious for my own good, with very little patience to prop me up.

WIP - Old Holland Tubes - Oil on Canvas - 8" x 8"

6 comments:

Chartan said...

ohhh, looking good!

Anne Campbell said...

Thanks Charlotte - I'll now have to adopt a 'steady as you go' stance otherwise I will end up overworking it. It's turned out better than I hoped.

AutumnLeaves said...

These look fabulous, Anne! I'm not sure how one puts on a glaze (or what the glazing medium is), but I look forward to seeing this one finished. I'm also ambitious but impatient, which often finds me twisting in the wind with nothing accomplished.

Ralph said...

Amazing how two tubes of paint can be made to look like a wonderful work of art. Interesting.

Anne Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry. You can put on a glaze just by putting down wet paint over dry paint and rubbing it off, or, mix small quantities of paint into a glazing medium or linseed oil and paint over selected area and then leave to dry without rubbing off. Interesting process and very addictive once you see what it can do.

Anne Campbell said...

Thanks Ralph - I'm enjoying this work which is strange since I didn't think I could pull it off when I started. Thanks for stopping by.