Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day Two of my Workshop at Cheap Joe’s

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!


  1. thanks, I am having a great time, but my head might explode I have stuff so much new knowledge into it!


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