Today Carla had me come back in to the Northville Art House so I could get more familiar with the day-to-day tasks that she does. I am also writing out a step-by-step quick reference for myself for each job. It was a little easier today and I actually retained some of the details that I learned yesterday. Yay.
Tonight I have been back at painting "Penciled In" block edges. These are the ones that I am collaborating on with William Hessian for Art-o-mat.
IF there is a single paint that I come close to actually liking (or at least not hating as much as other paint) it is absolutely Lumiere light body metallic paints by Jacquard. I am especially fond of one of the colors I used tonight -- Halo Blue Gold...I also love Metallic Olive Green. These two in particular look so different in the little jar before, during, and after painting. The paint does all of the work -- and it changes slightly as you move past the surface or as you hold the little portrait and turn it in your hand. Yes, I am very easily entertained/impressed/AND amused...these colors do it all.
It is just amazing to me how different the paint looks from edge to edge, block to block.
Some are edges are more gold, some more green, some have blue in the colors...I think it works well on each block.
From these photos you can sort of get an idea of how there are separate colors in the same jar.
This is the inside top of the jar lid...so preeeetty.
The paint inside the jar kinda looked like this before I stirred it and while I was using it.
By the time I was done poking the paintbrush into the jar, it looked like this inside...you can see more of the gold here.
It is really difficult to photograph the colors...and the lighting in my basement doesn't help much.
These were the first four I painted tonight. You can see that the two in the background look lighter and have more gold on the edges and the closer two seem to have more blue on the edges...but when you turn them to look at them it is like a blue/green/gold rainbow.