March 9, 2012

C'mon baby light my fire....

Burn baby burn!

I aced my bar tending exam, then taught my advanced animation class then put in 3 hours applying Gesso to my canvases before heading home. for some reason I had a Burning Man type dram with some of my favourite burners, I was making them flaming shots.  regardless, instead of urning the midnight oil, I woke up before 7am, for no good reason. So here I am back at it, thats the light of the fire.

I put the newly painted red frame on Taming the Tiger. I think it looks awesome. This coloured frame opened up a whole new world of possibilities. This is going to look phenomenal in the collectors house and be a bright, happy focal point on her wall. I'm stoked!
I sanded my surfaces with 220 grit sandpaper for a velvety finish. Then I spritzed all of them down with water and removed all the fine particulates in order to prepare them for the final coat of Gesso.The previous layer of Gesso was colour tinted with a wrap grey/purple. It looked awesome and is definitely a colour I would like to work on top of. I had to do another layer however. I needed the third layer to have horizontal brush strokes to ensure complete coverage. I added yellow to one batch and burnt umber to another.
I am excited to go into the study and begin new work.  I have a few old things to work on too. The Burnt umber tint on these new canvases warms up the studio. Upon return home I noticed a bit of Gesso got on my suit, its ruined ;P

Paint gets everywhere, such is life.

1 comment:

Fay_Moose_Art said...

Wow I could never do this, sending twice. That is a lot of patience :)
Also my favourite painting looks awesome in red frame :)

Great job :)