Transparent Over Opaque Notes
I like to fool around a lot in the studio with transparent colors over various mediums and sometimes it is fun to combine them. Several years ago I was really using a lot of casein and then glazing over them with transparent oils. I recall that it was a very interesting process and with some success. I started using casein a lot late last year and am continuing with it this year, with more success I think than in the years past.
Now that the renovation of my studio is done, and I can get back to a routine of painting in the studio, I plan to start using some transparent oils over some of my casein paintings. I am interested in seeing if the transparent oils really do enhance the under paintings. From time to time I like to play with my transparent oils over opaque oils, so I have collected a fair number of colors in the transparent paints.
I’ll share some photos here on the blog as I experiment. The best luck I have had with them is in creating fogs, mist, and atmospheric conditions. I tend to have to paint the under painting in a very high key, as the transparent paints tend to darken the paintings, at least with oils. I’m not much for dark paintings for myself, so it might lend itself better for tonalist painters, than for me, but it never hurts to play around with stuff you are not as familiar with as a painter.
More musings for artists and collectors to come…
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
32 oz home style cooked meatballs
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons chipotle pepper sauce
1/4 cup pre-sliced green onions
- Preheat large, nonstick sauté pan on medium 2–3 minutes. Place water, butter, and meatballs in pan. Cover and cook 10 minutes, swirling pan occasionally.
- Add brown sugar, then cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, 6–8 minutes or until meatballs are glazed and 165°F. Transfer meatballs to large bowl; add pepper sauce and green onions. Toss several times to coat and blend; serve.