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A RATHER INTIMIDATING SEA OF BLUE...




I CALL THIS "GHOSTING IN". TECHNICALLY, IT IS LAYING IN A MONOCHROMATIC
TONAL UNDERPAINTING. AN OLD MASTERS OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUE KNOWN AS THE
"GRISAILLE" (say GREEZ-EYE). I PAINT ONTO THE DARK BACKGROUND WITH TITANIUM WHITE, 
ALLOWING FREE REIGN TO WHATEVER FORMS WANT TO COME THROUGH.  VERY LITTLE EDITING...




WHEN THE GRISAILLE IS COMPLETE, I BEGIN TO LAY IN GLAZES OF
TRANSLUCENT PIGMENTS. THE PAINTS MUST BE TRANSLUCENT (ALLOWING LIGHT
TO PASS THROUGH) NOT OPAQUE. THIS GIVES THE COLORS A DEPTH AND
JEWELTONE RICHNESS. MUCH OF THE COLOR MIXING HAPPENS OPTICALLY.




MORE COLOR....AND THEN MORE. UNTIL...




IT IS DEEMED FINISHED.

"A NEW STORY- CRACKING OPEN THE IMAGINATION"

B A C K

 
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