This has been a great week in the studio. I have managed to get a little more of the work space cleaned out and started a larger painting using the new paints. I hope you have a great weekend. See you on Monday.
I have been working on a few new changes in the studio this week. First, I have been using new paints for the week. Traditional Oil Paints take a long time to dry and cause down time from one layer to the next. A fellow artist shared some Griffin Alkyd Oil Paints with me. They significantly speed up the drying time, which is great. The picture below is of a new painting which I started onTuesday.
First Day's Work
When I returned to the studio today I was able to work on the painting and make a number of changes.
The quick drying allows multiple layers of paint to be placed over each other without mixing the paints into one big mess.
The second change is the use of a new rubber tool which is similar to some old wood tools used in throwing pottery. It is semi-soft and smooths the paint.
I hope you'll check back later this week and see how things are progressing.
Traditionally friends and family gather together to celebrate with an individual on their Birthday. Conversation, cake and gifts are shared to highlight the joy and happiness everyone wishes for the person who's birthday is being celebrated. I want to flip that around and say Thank You for being a part of my Life. It is the continued support of collectors, friends and family that allows me to pursue my passion and daily experience the Joy painting brings to me. Next week I will celebrate my Birthday and want to say Thank You by giving away each of my daily abstract paintings. I will be posting more information in the next few days, but for now Thank You for being a part of my Life.
Be sure to check my Facebook Page SANNA Art.
for details on how to enter each day. The first posting will be up by 6:00am tomorrow morning.
Thank You For allowing me to visit with you today.