Monday, September 13, 2010

Gethsemane Glazing Two

A second day of glazing, and grass which worked well. I used two sets of greens, one fairly transparent and one that used oxide of chromium to make an opaque one for the odd strand of grass. Hero of the day was the Blockx transparent mars yellow which although an earth yellow produced some wonderfully bright yellow greens when glazed very thinly. It's a very finely ground yellow that looks rather drab in a lump but thins out brilliantly. I bet it would look good in watercolour. I'm on target for this layer to take five days. Day two complete.

2 comments :

PAMO said...

Your painting is coming along beautifully!
I'm so glad you are feeling better. Jeff and I have been struggling with a month long virus and it's the pits. But we are well on to health now.
Being sick totally sucks! :-))

Mark Sheeky said...

Lets consider the pits filled in and sent far away :)