Welcome to day 22 of my advent calendar. I hope the discovery set prizes won’t get boring: Promised…. Dec. 24 there’s going to be a bigger prize. Thus, today you can win a discovery set.
Yesterday, I got a couple of questions about the painting that I want to answer briefly. I use Lascaux Studio quality acrylic paint. Normally, and also for yesterday’s painting, I work with undiluted material, and I do not use any paste but just apply the paint, after blending and mixing them with the spatula. The painting yesterday was on wood plate, an ideal compromise between canvas and simple paper. It is stiff, better than cardboard or paper that soaks too much when applying colors thick and the pressed wood plates are not expensive.
The other question is an interesting one: How long does it take? In perfumery , you could ask the same question. My painting teacher (aquarelle) once told me: You always have to calculate the paintings that did not work into the making time. Because the one that works is the result of all the others before that did not work out nicely. In perfumery the same thing: Even if I manage to get a new perfume for a new idea done with one stroke…. it is only possible because I created a lot of failures before.
The painting of yesterday took about 30 minutes. So there you go….
Today’s painting, that is around 30 days old took a bit longer. Like an afternoon. I use it today as there was no time yesterday to paint. Thus, I answered that question, too. I am trying to paint every day, at least a sketch, and I try to fit it in where it fits: Not having much time is sometimes helpful.
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