Process: Reach

The work Reach started as a bit of an experiment, painted on a 24" wide wood door from Lowe's. Normally starting with just an outline drawing before painting, this time I played around with marking out values with acrylic before painting in oils. Though this process isn't archival since the wood panel isn't primed, I thought the result might be interesting.

Since I usually diluted my oils with Galkyd the previous paintings in this series turned out with a glossy sheen. This work, breaking down the paints with only Gamsol to allow the material to rest on the wood textured surface, turned out quite matte. I primarily used prussian blue and paynes grey, then finished it off with a gold enamel.