Here's what's happened with it since our last episode -- Remember the darker, richer glaze? I liked it very much, however, it nearly wiped out the drawing underneath, which was my whole reason for experimenting with this Acrylic glazes, right? No problem, I'll just use a little Gamsol and clean some off and -- !! -- there goes not only my glazes but my pencil. Note, this happened over a couple times, not all at once which goes to show I'm just stumbling around figuring this out.
So now my glazes are inconsistent and my drawing's bleeding away. I decided to just forgo any pretense of Acrylic, treat what I had as an underpainting and dive into the oils --
Stage 1. This was nice but too dark, I needed to paint in the figures.
Stage 2. At this point I felt like I had melted down Jolly Ranchers and was painting with them.That might sound bad but I mean it to say that after the introduction of some Galkyd I felt like I was painting with melted hard candy. It was awesome. I'm pretty happy with what's happened, even though it's so far off base of what I was originally planning.
Oh yeah! And we've got a new camera, check these out --
So, that's were we are headed now. I'm pleased so far but still I'm wanting to see this Acrylic glazing method through so I'm working up this piece :
Previous posts :
new method practice
new method practice 2
new method practice 3
new method practice 4
new method practice 5
PS. Here's a video of my nephew and me sword fighting over the weekend.