Monday, April 04, 2011

Small Self Portrait in Lurid Light

Small Self Portrait in Lurid Light
Oil on Paper

Just trying out some new tubes of Old Holland paint I got.  Italian Brown-Pink Lake, Brilliant Rose, Nickel Titanate, Raw Umber,Green Earth,Ochre, Ivory Black and Old Holland Yellow Light. Beautiful paint. The only paint that I know of available in NZ that is still ground in linseed oil. Every other manufacturer uses safflower oil these days. Safflower doesn't yellow but it is a poor dryer and forms weak films. All the millions of paintings  being painted today will no doubt crack and fall off the support tomorrow.  C'est la vie.

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