paint sketch

this morning, before coffee. a little quiet paint session.

yesterday, in progress.

there are 10 canvases in progress hanging in the house. then i have some masonite panels on the paint tables in the house and out in the studio. there is a large folder of drawings. and a little map of a show layout that i keep changing. in the summer i will have a 3 month show in atlanta. so i am painting and drawing and teaching. i love it. the exhibition space is big enough for me to have large works and small works from a few series hanging. the space is interesting enough that i can make small galleries of works. but the best part is being in the studio, whether part of it has moved to the house or stays in the studio out there in the garden.

this piece is small. (4) six inch masonite panels. oil, some acrylic and graphite.
today i'll work some red hue in, and a few washes of something. later, i'm moving on to a series of 18 paint sketches on heavy paper.

two nights ago, before the green. 

what i like about masonite it that the paint sits on the surface. color layering is different when i work on masonite. so i build it up differently than i would on canvas. once the piece is varnished, the deeper hues will surface under the washes. and that is always a surprise - when a purple-red, floats longingly under washes of tinted white. 

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