Monthly Archives: September 2012
My idea was to simply wipe off the paint and let all the cracks remain filled, but since the varnish wasn’t quite dry, the paint stuck immediately and I thought I had a problem. I wiped and wiped and then used some linseed oil to wipe some more.
It created a sepia feel and the cracks turned out pretty cool, I think.
Today I came up with a new way to frame my paintings. I cut thin strips of plywood, spraypainted them and nailed them to the outside of the painting. This created a very thin, graphic line around the work.
So, today I took a wide spackle and scraped off a lot of paint.Then I mixed a light blue, with a touch of red in it, took a big brush and added rough, quick brush strokes. Now I feel better about it. It was fun!
Now I have a collection of twelve similar paintings, all painted more or less differently. I am quite fed up with this now and will let them rest for a while and do something else. Each piece is 76 x 60 cm.