23 December 2007
"pattern recognition" continued...
from there to here:
difficult to photograph because it is so big!
worked on the lower part & also clear-coated the sky bit with alkyd medium, because the difference in texture of the gel was noticeable under a light - damn!
explanation: the seams are sealed with gel medium before gessoing, and usually I paint with many layers of oil colour glazes, but in this case the sky was done in one layer, and where the sealing was done you can see these kind of ghostly edges & they are not a "happy" accident, in fact they look rather crappy.
The coat of alkyd helped a bit, and I hope several more coats will work even better...
really liking that pale blue bit in the almost-center, it sort of floats on top of the other colours
at 12:17 am