Sunday, September 12, 2010


I had a nice relaxing day today which is what was needed. I thought it made sense to paint even though I didn't really feel like it. I got my painting books out and flicked through them for inspiration and started. Soon I was enjoying it.

I glazed the sky and the green trees in the Gethsemane picture today. It was a bit scrappier than usual because the underpainting lacked my usual level of detail, and that was because the surface was a little furry due to sanding before priming. That meant more details and tonal changes when glazing, which I don't like because I like to use brighter more transparent colours for this stage. The results were good enough however.

The green in the background trees is little more than Blockx Transparent Mars Yellow and Ultramarine. The yellow is a new colour, and looks like gold ochre or raw sienna from the tube but it's a definite yellow ochre and I already like it better than those cols.


Eva said...

Hi Mark, glad your are getting over your virus. Painting is the last thing I want to do when I'm sick. I'm impressed with what you have done. Your technique seems to be very labor intensive, but it pays off. I wish I had your patience.

-Don said...

It never fails that no matter how I feel, once I start painting I feel good about it.

This painting is looking really cool. I can't wait to see where you're taking us with this one.


Mark Sheeky said...

Thanks for the comments. The painting continues...