Swallow and Grapes 24"x30
This past weekend I gave a small talk and paint making demonstration for the local oil and acrylic painting group, the Rio Grande Art Association, in Albuquerque. In my talk I discussed my indirect layering method and the influence of Flemish and Venetian painting technique. After a brief history of the two styles I explained my modern approach and interpretation of these classical painting methods using layers and glazes. After that I shared a little bit about my paint making experiences and most recently, making hand refined linseed oil. It was a fun experience and I met a lot of other great local artists. I'm not used to public speaking so I was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I always enjoy talking about art!
Here are some of the materials I brought for the paint making demo. I brought several examples of traditional water washed oils, and also demonstrated how to make a calcite putty to add to the hand made paint, this was a lot of information to share in a very short amount of time!
Above I am demonstrating paint making and recreating my favorite light mix of titanium white with a touch of yellow pigment and yellow ochre pigment. Making paint is a great time saver for creating your favorite color combinations which can be tubed for later use.