Monday, June 6, 2011

CONTEMPORARY ART/ 'An Aged Gentleman' by Eric Whollem, 1983/ MIXED MEDIA PAINTING/ Earth pigments, gouache and polyvinyl resin on paper/ Abstract Figure Painting

Aged Gentleman
by EricWhollem
earth pigments, polyvinyl and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
3 1/2" X 4 1/4"


AGED GENTLEMAN is a small work on paper that incorporates
earth pigments that I gathered in nature, having made my own paints
from scratch since 1973.

But my approach in this instance has been to utilize the earth paints
in a mixed media approach. The earth pigments were laid down in
a thick coating on the paper, then worked with a pallette knife, and
allowed to dry.

This background was then overpainted with aqueous media: in this
case gouache paints.


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