Tried to post this at the bottom of the stack of images in the post below but can't figure out how to format it.
So it has it's own entry. I think I'm done for the day. It's 900pm. Need to chill. My eyes are tired.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Went to Utrecht and am now using traditional Damar/Stand oil/Turp medium. Getting some good results. Everything is smoky and smooth. Only bummer is dry time. Seems to be pretty slow; been so used to using only Liquin and linseed. Been so long since I've painted and am quite pleased with how things are turning out. Just like the good old days when I first started. Goddamn turp though, fucking with my lungs. Kind of a smoky, peppery smell. Heavy gloss and shitty light placement around my easel. Too much glare. Need to constantly adjust my lights to offset the glare. Really also need to get some reflection umbrellas for better pictures. And a tripod.