Camouflage Pigments Like You’ve Never Seen Before As promised, the final piece in the Indigenous Naturals Pigment Project, is revealed: Camouflage Modello, Oil on Linen 6×8. The previously-mentioned twist is disclosed and oh my – is it an interesting twist! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that researching historical pigments would have a military connection, [read more]
Oil Paint, Brushes, Substrate and Frames
The type of paint used in oil painting is as important as the type of brush and the substrate. Paint can be historical or modern, surface is a flexible canvas, a rigid sheet of copper, or panels prepared with gold leaf or silver leaf. All are beautiful and interesting in their own way. The choice of frame is also critically important and many companies around the globe manufacture frames specifically for oil paintings with a deep rabbit to fit the depth of the canvas.
Pigment Project Unveiling – Five New Paintings One of the most exciting aspects of doing an historical pigment project is the unexpected discovery and this one is has been over the top fun! Initially, my plan was to investigate the location and type of pigments found in deposits and mines around Oregon. Right away, I [read more]
Just about the time I think that I have seen and used all the natural pigments to come along in the past 10,000 years or so, another new one pops up, at least it pops up new to me. Maybe I just overlooked this one, but it does seem that this pigment has not been [read more]
Scorching temperatures are predicted for this coming weekend, but you can beat the heat on the splendid Oregon Coast at the Cannon Beach Art Fest. Plein Air and More is a city wide event and all the galleries will be participating with artists all around town and on the beach doing and talking about their [read more]
It’s been a while since doing anything on gold leaf, and it was quite fun to get back into this medium. This technique is really much easier than it seems, and the trick really is not to put very much paint on the surface. Let the gold leaf itself shine and be the star performer. [read more]