I’ve been back in the studio again working on a new series. Here are ten things you need to know about my art:
- There’s ALWAYS Naples Yellow on my pallet – it’s like sunshine.
- I generally use Burnt Umber instead of black.
- My pallet is a tiny bar cutting mat that I bought at the dollar store. It scrapes down easily when I don’t wash it right away and my ultra thinned acrylics just don’t stick to it.
- There’s usually a layer of shimmer somewhere on my paintings.
- I use watercolor pencils, inks, gel medium, and clear gesso between layers.
- Every painting I do has a minimum of 6 layers.
- I sign my paintings before I finish them.
- I glaze like a maniac – rarely is there one layer of pure pigment on my canvas.
- I sometimes draw my birds on paper with Prismacolor Pencils then layer them on the canvas with gel medium.
- I create “studio cards” when I work. It uses the extra paint on my pallet and lets me try new ideas with no “commitment issues”.
Here’s another shot of the same card, with a few more layers. I send these out to random people I know.