Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Underpainting Again

Raindrops 2 Underpainting work in progress
©2011 Katherine Kean

Raindrops 3 Undeprpainting work in progress
©2011 Katherine Kean

I'm following up last weeks server problems with online backup challenges this week. I use an online backup service so that there's one less thing to worry about in the event of a fire or other disaster. This week I've been deleting unnecessary files, such as the multiple copies I seem to collect of artwork images that end up in various folders on my hard drive. I thought that with all the deleting that my backup storage would increase. There was one more step I had to follow to make more room, but I didn't know what it was. I got in touch with Norton and they fixed it remotely, which was fun to watch as well as informative. Now it all seems to be working well again, yay!

Above are a couple of vivid underpaintings. I've been experimenting with Gamblin's new fast drying alkyds for underpainting. These alkyd oil colors dry within 18 - 24 hours. I like the idea of cutting drying time while retaining a good bond with the subsequent paint layers. I've already painted over the two underpaintings above and while they dry I'll be working on other things.


Kathryn Hansen said...

ohhhhh...the start of new paintings is exciting!! they look interesting!!

Jean Spitzer said...

These are beautiful.

loriann said...

Hi Katherine, Thank you for posting your underpaintings. I am always fascinated as to how beautiful work is created and as you know I think your work IS BEAUTIFUL.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Everyone!

Dianne Poinski said...

I can't wait to see more of these!

Adobe fixed something on my computer remotely. It felt very strange to sit there and just watch your computer click on things and work on files. Amazing what technology makes possible!

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Dianne - I know! It does feel strange to watch the computer operating without touching it.

beth Rommel said...

I love the underpainting on these too. I can't wait to see the finished products.