Today, I have made some major changes with my still life set ups. I have three set ups in place and I am currently painting my first of the series called “Redemption”.
I have decided to do all in Watercolor. I love painting in watercolor. I like the fact I can walk away from the brushes while the interruption of the backyard construction is taking place. I only paint during the day with natural sunlight. A night, I will draw or concentrate on future paintings.
I am also experimenting with egg tempera and casein with the watercolor. The rythm of painting with all these water-based mediums seem to flow beautifully together. I am not mixing them together with the same paint brush. I am using the other mediums as the final layers ontop of the watercolor. When I use the egg tempera and casein, I will indicate I am doing so.
I have taken a class with the nationally known artist Koo Schadler and have never pursued painting exclusively with egg tempera. It will be my next project once I move into the new studio.
In the meantime, I will stay with my beloved watercolors.
This is the drawing before the watercolor. I work out most of my problems with this first stage. For example, I am free to reposition certain objects in the drawing to make it work in the composition.