Well today did not go too badly. Although we had put our work under lamps to speed drying, with all the humidity, many were still tacking, including mine. I think I used a bit too much paint for the underpainting. The underpainting should be a thin layer. We used a drying agent, Japan drier simply because it is a workshop, and we need to speed things up. It is not necessary to do this ordinarily.
But we did make progress with a second painting, doing the underpainting. Hopefully, tomorrow we can start the actually glazing.
|Boone Inn, Boone, NC|
I have learned a lot about transparent paint today. My head is whirling with all the stuff Mrs. Jones is trying to stuff into it. It is a tight fit, however and I don’t know how much will actually stick.
Today Cheap Joe’s arranged a group dinner at a local restaurant, The Boone Inn, I went and had a great time getting to know some of the staff of Cheap Joe’s and fellow artists. We are an interesting bunch of people!
But I really have to rest up for tomorrow. This workshop stuff is a lot of work!