Monday, August 8, 2011

Soot experiment 3 final... Soot to kill!

After the third layer, having fumbled the ball with my soot underpainting, I decided to go full blast with way more paint...

Not surprisingly, I ended up with something else relative to what I had in mind. I haven't given up on soot yet since I saw its potential at step two. A few days ago, I bought some walnut stain (brou de noix) to see what kind of underpainting I could get with that. These days, it seems as if the rebel in me is coming out with more ideas not to use paint.... in my painting process!

Note: I think I will call this painting "deception"...

2 comments:

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen - Dennis Magnusen said...

LUV reading the process.. NICE work!

Ron Gravel said...

Thank you Kathy! I don't mind this pastel-like rendition although it parts from what I intended to do in the first place. This new look is definitely something I want to exploit in the future....