Flower

Finally a freaking update.

Regular posts will return in February?? Who writes this crap? Oh wait… I do. What’s that saying? Nothing to blame but blame yourself? Hmm, maybe that’s fear… Anyhow, now that I’ve most likely lost whatever scarce readership I may have had before (thanks for hanging in there, Dan… I know you’re reading this), through some kind of magical innernet fluke, I have innernet for a month. THEREFORE, I can do a bunch of posting for a bit. Cool, eh? Well, maybe to me… and possibly Dan. He’ll appreciate the posts. Thanks, bro.

So getting right down to it, I’ve been dropping in on a drop-in painting session at the Toronto School of Art. Pretty cool; four hours, one pose, and some freaking PAINT. Ka-bam. This is the first one froooom, uh, I think early March?

I figured this one was finished a bit early and did a bunch of sketches after. Are they posted here? Nope. Why not? Good question.

I figured this one was finished a bit early and did a bunch of sketches after. Are they posted here? Nope. Why not? Donno.

Ah, you know what? I haven’t posted in a while, let’s up the ante. Here’s the one from the next week…

Didn't finish this one early, but who's counting?

Didn't finish this one early, but who's counting?

So if you wanna get technical and in-depth here, aka leave know if you have a short attention span, both weeks I brought a pretty limited colour range. I decided to stop using synthetic pigments and go for the richer, more toxic stuff… ah yeah. Anyway, that means I have a bunch of old colours I don’t use anymore, and I’ve only been bringing those ones to these painting sessions. It’s oddly freeing to restrict your pallette. You know you can’t rely on colours you’d normally use, so you end up experimenting more… or at least that’s how it works with me. Oh me oh my.

They’re also painted on unprimed masonite, which is a hell of a lot of fun. The wood actually absorbs a lot of paint, so if you don’t layer up the paint, you don’t get any opacity. Really interesting to work with. And probably the antithesis of “archival.” Screw it, bro.

Leave a Reply