Tuesday, February 28, 2012
My favorite living artist/author is Clive Barker and I've been on a real kick with him lately, reading his books (again), watching videos of him painting, interviews with him, and looking at his artwork 24/7. He is amazing. I've liked him since the 80's and every time I go through one of these phases I try oils again because of what he can do with them. I don't see how he gets the effects he does and I can't seem to get them with acrylics either. His output is astounding. Last time I tried them was almost two years ago. I did 4 large works in oils and on the last one swore I would never try them again and went back to acrylics. So, here I am about to do it again. I'm probably being a fool but I'm going on this adventure yet again. I hope that this time will be more fruitful. Wish me luck.