Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Day 3

The calm before the storm. Wednesday I applied the first glaze on all of the pieces. It's a red glaze and very intense and all of the pictures I took are completely over saturated so I am not going to post them. However, a few with the red glaze can be seen in the post on Day 1 (they are on the lower picture rails). In real life they are so intense that it can be difficult to spend much time looking directly at them. Which sounds weird and pretty impractical, I know, but hey, it's working for me right now. These color combinations help give me the zingy color thing.

Doing the glazes didn't really take very long, especially with my new super duper sable brush. It is totally fabulous and I can tell it will be worth every penny. After I finished with the glazing, I continued working on the smaller pieces. I did about three of them today, one was pretty nice (pictured above) and may only need a bit of touching up, although I could have a different opinion about that when I get back to it with fresh eyes. The other two definitely need a few more days of work. However they are getting bumped because starting tomorrow I will begin applying the color glazes to the large barns and I really need to get those done in order to make room for the next batch.

I hope that at least one or two will paint itself on Thursday. That would really help me out here.


Ann K. said...

I love this new painting---it GLOWS! I'm someone who can't get enough color--I wish I could sink bodily into it.

June Parrish Cookson said...

Thumbs up Tracy!! Marvelous work and you're energy is amazing.

Lisa Call said...

I'm working on a red piece right now also. Although nothing as bright as what you are doing. Looks great.

I think quality tools are always worth it in the end. You just have to not look when it comes to paying for them.

The Epiphany Artist said...

Come on over to Florida and give a workshop!

Tracy said...

Thanks Ann, Clearly I agree with you about color!

Hi June, Glad it seems as if I have energy, I feel like I am dragging my butt around all day, very slowly.

Lisa, I agree with you about quality tools. Supplies too, it's amazing how much nicer it is to work with higher quality paints.

Hi Terri, thanks for the offer but I am miserable at teaching workshops!

meno said...

This is so much fun for me. Glad the new brush is all that.