Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Minnekhada Oil Sketch - 5x7" on Panel
Torrit Grey Series 1
I have decided to do a monochromatic series of 5x7" oil paintings on panel and this is the first of the series. I love monochromatic paintings and was planning on mixing up a black and using a tube of white but then realized, duh, why not use some of the beautiful Torrit Grey that I got from Gamblin :) I have two tubes and each one is uniquely different as they are actually made from the pigments collected from the air filtration system during the paint making process. What a great way to protect the environment, workers health and as they give the paint away free with a small purchase (to prevent hording - they most know we artists are a little obsessive?).
So as I have had a few shopping trips during the time when they were giving away the paint I have two tubes each slightly different so I may even do two series - one from each tube - just for fun. Yes, I just decided that is what I will do :)