Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Glazing Away

In the spirit of glazing I spent a few hours this evening building color and form. There's an art to understatement, to using very light glazes and holding a cautious eye. It's easy to get carried away and push just a bit too far. Once all these layers set up, perhaps a light scumble with white to pull in some of those dark greens.


  1. The work of a happy man. This looks stunning when enlarged on the iPad. I really noticed all of the colours you have used to capture the leaf and I especially like the suggestion of crispy edges. Great stuff John.

  2. Thanks, Judith! I was really trying to work at a micro level with my layers, using complementaries to manipulate color. I'm tentatively planning a stone -like border. (Stone is so much fun to do!)