Monthly Archives: January 2016
Quite a bit of work done, but probably hard to see in the photo. Such as a second coat of white on the baby, detail work on hands, the face of the baby, the old man’s tie, etc. etc. Now is a phase that is pretty hard to do, enjoyable and scary, because it is easy to ruin parts of the painting, since I can’t just add layer on layer as with traditional oil painting on canvas. It is important to keep the birch texture and keep an even balance in all parts.
Today I have added a lot of white and some Titanium Buff. This is a cropped picture of the “canvas”. It is always interesting to paint on plywood – my plan was to do this and that, but when I start painting and realize what the plywood does, it often changes my plan of action. This time I am painting on birch and I am really starting to like it, because the birch creates a shine that is pretty cool. Well, a lot of work remains… a lot.