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Day 7: Working on large and small paintings

Each of these posts from the studio will start with a number that indicates how many days I've spent actually working in my studio in 2011. On day 7, I worked on a large canvas to which I'd previously added several pours of iridescent colour (the second image is a close-up detail):
The gloss medium really stands out in relief through all the pours and colour washes.

I did the same patterning with gloss medium on the other large scale canvas. It seems to be getting the look of a painting by Australian aboriginal artist Colleen Nungari:

Then there was a small wood panel, about 5" x 5", which I had smothered with a layer of clear of tar gel. This resulted in a an extremely glossy surface:

None of these are finished yet. The first one still feels like it needs more washes of colour to take down but not eliminate the blue. The small one will get another couple of layers of drawing and clear tar gel. The one that is closest to being done is the second one to which I'm adding the dots. Maybe I'll have something finished by the end of January.

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