Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Think and a Little on How to Do It

Think
mixed media on board 6 x 8 inch
available here

I need to go to the grocery store, but the rain wont' let up.  I'm not complaining though because yesterday I was whining about the heat we've had and how dry things are getting.  So the rain is welcome, but I still need to go to the store, and going to the store when it's pouring is just no fun.

And that's what I think.  :)

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Something to share with the mixed media painters out there...after you paint your piece say with collage and acrylic and pencils or something along those lines, finish it off with a glazing of oil color. I did this one with a thin yellow glaze.  I used walnut oil medium to make my glaze. It's basically enough oil to coat your entire piece and then however much color you want in it.

  Once the glaze it is dry (it took mine a week because it's humid here) you can varnish it with a thin coat of Dorland's Cold Wax Medium. That will take some time to dry too. The oil glaze under the coat of wax varnish gave it beautiful texture and a lot of rich color.  You could use other brands of the cold wax, but the Dorland's is more buttery and easier to use as a varnish than say Gamblin.  

Hope your week is off to a great start!

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting!! Thanks for the tip on the glaze and varnish. I would love to try this sometime!

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  2. Great face! Love the shirt and pillow too, but it is the pose that captures an emotional response from me. Wonderful, Lisa.
    Thanks for the interesting info on your finishing process.

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  3. That is a wonderful tip Lisa and one which I would have never thought of! I will try it!

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  4. Your stories are always fascinating. Does the finish you mention make the painting look more like encaustic?

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    1. Hi Carol and thank you. It does look a little bit encaustic. It's a great way to finish a painting for sure.

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  5. Wow, this is so beautiful painting! Thanks for sharing it here. You know I saw such stunning paintings in an event that had been organized at the gallery space for rent NYC. The painters did wonderful work!!

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  6. Beautiful painting and a great tip for finishing a painting. I'm going to try it!

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  7. She is so lovely. Thanks for the interesting tip. I have a tub of Dorlands wax but I'm not sure of how to apply it.

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  8. Hi Lisa,
    Very nice painting, as always, but I'm a bit concerned about you. Wichita made the news this morning, even way out here. Sadly, it was highlighting stormy weather across the country and showed flooded streets in your fair city. Hope it didn't come close to your new home and hope the river behaves itself, staying within its banks.
    Have a good day.
    Sincerely,
    Gary.

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    1. Safe and sound with no floods in our neighborhood. Thanks Gary!

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  9. She's beautiful! And thanks for the tip.

    I hope the rain stopped long enough for you to make it to the store. We actually got two days of rain out here and we really needed it.

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  10. Wonderful post and LOVE this painting, Lisa! The patterns on her dress and pillow are very good!!!!

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  11. Gorgeous work Lisa, feel like touching this painting and enjoy more, thanks for sharing your process.

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  12. Thank you for all the kind comments everyone. So appreciated.

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