You may recognize the above composition from a painting I posted two weeks ago. In this little painting I used the transparent process using very bright, warm colors. It didn't start out that way.
Using the glazing process requires that the painting is completely dry before applying another layer of color. That's the hard part for me. Waiting for the paints to dry. Sometimes it only takes a day. Other times, depending how thick the underlayers are, it may take up to three days. The beauty of this process is that the viewer can see two vibrating colors at one time. Glazing a thin layer of say, orange, over an underlayer of blue gives a particular glow. That's why I'm moving away from the alla prima process to this painstakingly, long process. I love the results. Too bad I'm not a patient person!
Okay, now I have a confession to make. (It's so embarrassing) I don't know how to upload, or copy and paste (whatever) two badges I've received lately. My twentysomethings are in and out of the house like whirlwinds, so I forgot to ask them how to do it. I was very honored to receive a Lemonade award from Kathleen Krucoff and a Passion for Painting award from Trish Siegel. I don't want to seem like an ingrate, so can anyone give me some tech advice? I'm such a right brainer. No wonder I have bad technology days.