Elizabeth BaumanNewsletter December 2010, Volume 13
The shows last month with the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery were great fun and I'm looking forward to a couple of other projects with them. Something coming up in December and then again in February. More on those later.
Onto some paintings. I've started something new with these. I began each of the paintings with acrylic and then finished them in oil paint. I have found this to be a great combination for how I like to work. The initial acrylic work moves quickly and I'm able to make changes to the paintings and then continue working on them again within a few minutes (unlike oil paint which would need to dry for several days). Once I have the base of the painting how I like it, I then move onto oil paint. The reason I don't leave it in acrylic is I really prefer the look of oil for my pieces. It adds a richness and depth that I like very much.
This first piece is nearly finished, just need a final coat of varnish. The other two are drying and will need to be glazed, dried, and then varnished. Probably all will be complete on those two within a couple of weeks. That's another plus to painting oil over the acrylic, the oil paint dries much faster because I'm only painting a layer or two verses an oil painting from start to finish which has many layers of paint (at least how I paint anyway).
'She felt the weight of her responsibilities a burden at times', Acrylic and Oil on 6 x 8 inch panel.
'A desire to be swept away', Acrylic and Oil on 11 x 14 inch canvas.
'With the help of Mr. Jones', Acrylic and Oil on 10 x 10 inch canvas.
I seem to be painting a lot of clouds these days. Must be the time of year.