Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Eerian IV "The Wind Whispers Of Scarlet" Oil Painting

Waking up to the song of the birds
The safe haven of home
My coffee
My daughter
My walk to the lake.
The lighting of incense
My moments with God
Today peace abounds.

I have finished Number IV in my Eerian Series.   I am still working with oil paint.  It seems to be getting easier and I am learning more each day. I slightly modified a wonderful medium that a reader sent me (thanks Teddy!) a few posts back.  It is a great basic medium. The paintings seem to dry quicker than I thought oil paint would. I also love the the low luster finish it leaves.

It is time for us all
To decide who we are
Do we fight for the right
To a night at the opera now?
Have you asked of yourselves
What's the price you might pay?
Is this simply a game
For a rich young boy to play?
The colours of the world
Are changing day by day

Red: the blood of angry men!
Black: the dark of ages past!
Red: a world about to dawn!
Black: the night that ends at last!

" Red And Black" 
Les Miserables

Peace to you this Memorial Day!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Eerian III "Like Incense"

I completed the third of my Eerian series.  It is done in oil in much the same manner as the previous two.  The only difference is that there was no initial sketch with this one.  I instead applied the figure with a thinned oil paint and worked from there.  I also maintained an even finish throughout this piece so there was no "oiling in" like last time.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day!

"Let my prayer ascend to You like incense,
and the lifting up of my hands
like an evening sacrifice."

From the Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts

Peace to you!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Eerian II "Matrix" Painting with oil

I am still painting with oil and trying to get the hang of using mediums.  I made a lean medium using tupenoid natural citrus mixed with linseed oil.  I try to fatten it up by adding more oil as the layers progress.  This painting had an uneven finish on the background which I had to "oil in".  It worked and I would like to add cold wax as my final finish.  If the painting is dry to touch can I add the wax?  Any input from oil painters out there would be much appreciated.

I am painting this series of "Eerians" hoping to focus on the contrast of the light and dark sides of humanity.  So far the Eerians are challenging  me as an artist which is good. They are my interpretation of our mortal selves connecting with the spiritual.  They are easy for me to get lost in.  

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Util the next time....

Peace to you!