Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Finished last night...6"x 6" gouache...


5 comments:

Dean H. said...

Superior work, Larry! I haven't seen your blog for a while. Exciting paintings!

Ida M. Glazier said...

Beautiful painting!! You make Gouache really look amazing.

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Dean...Ida...

like jumping around different media, keeps the vision fresh...

appreciated

Unknown said...

I recently finished some large murals for a restaurant in nyc and am now in arizona. i need a break and decided to try plein air painting. i tried an acrylic and the paint dried before barely hitting the board. today i took out oils. while i was able to use the medium, the dryness affected the fluidity of the paint. i spent all afternoon and evening looking up plein air issues and came to your website. i really like you work. was wondering if you could somewhat direct me to finding answers to issues regarding medium and brushes in a dry climate. thanks for your time. love the purity of your colors as well as paint application. thank you, cindy

Larry Seiler said...

Can't really say I have experience painting in "dry" climates. Any that would affect working oil paints. I don't really require a great deal of "fluidity" since I paint more in strokes of color. Mound up the brush, take 3-4 strokes and let the viewer's eye mix.

I use copal medium...but the supply is slowly disappearing, and won't get much of it when gone, as its too expensive to produce for many now. I am experimenting with various mediums...Gamblin products for one...

more important for me is not how it flows on, but how the paint holds shape in a buttery state applied.

Don't know...wish I could suggest something...