Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In the Deep Midsummer: July - August Painting Class in Scottsdale, AZ

Drought-crazed, overheated Phoenix residents line up to board the new terminal tram at Skyharbor Airport in a doomed attempt to flee... but it doesn't appear to be working yet.

(Image* from this site. )

There are still a few spots left in my painting class for the hardy souls who will be in the Phoenix area this summer.

"Painting the Head in Oil"

Monday afternoons
July 7 to  August 4, 2014
1:00 - 4:00

For more information please contact Scottsdale Artists School.

Here's a recent oil sketch from open studio (2 1/2 hours). It's on Mylar, which I managed to accidentally crumple up a little before painting on it.

"Diane", oil on Mylar, around 14" x 14"

I continue my love/hate relationship with oil on Mylar. I find myself muttering a lot when I'm working, but I like the quality of the paint in the finished product. I really missed not using a solvent on this one; it's just paint and a little Oleogel medium. By the way, the color of the Mylar shows up as the gray in the lower left corner.

* okay, so it's not really a photo of some Phoenix residents. This is a shot from the movie "The Man Who Fell to Earth" which starred David Bowie.