Friday, March 18, 2011
A whole day in the studio
All week I was looking forward to spending a whole day in the studio. I cleaned and rearranged it after last week's workshops.I was excited about preparing the boards with milk paint, a great substitute for encaustic gesso and easier that gluing white paper on large boards. I like it better than the gesso and lots better than plaster. I got into the studio early - my cat woke me at 4:30, so after my yoga, meditation and breakfast, I was ready to create a masterpiece. It didn't happen. I wiped out the oil painting I had made on the milk pain surface and set it aside. I had been looking at the attached painting for a couple of weeks and decided to rework it. Many layers later I am happier with it. Can you even tell the difference?