LAST EDITED ON 01-Sep-02 AT 11:31 PM (PST)
We have a real discussion forming! Thank you, Gary, for initiating the beginning of the major function of our forum - interaction between fresco artists and discussing our own work and practices!
>>I can sense Ilia just itching to finish the obvious >>details on this one.
I like the face treatment - eyes and the bridge of the nose, i believe at this (working on the face) time you had plenty of painting time in plaster and was painting without concern for the time.
It would be helpful if you could post your cartoon for me to point out a few things/tips on how not to run out of time. Saving/organizing your time is in a very big part in the cartoon.
I suppose that it is a "wet" picture (taken before the fresco has gone through the colorchange)?
I am posting a pic as it should look in a "wet" state (at the end of this message).
You are right, I am "itching" but mostly for adding contrast to the picture. I have a study after the Masters that is similar in color so we can discuss a few things about the way of getting the fresco "into contrast". I can post a pic here and we can go through the details? - we should also doublepost in "Fresco Workshop Private Area" then.
>>I might just go in with the
>>final details using potassium silicate fresco >>technique. It helps to spritz the dry fresco down >>with pure water before using the silicates, it >>breaks the surface tension and helps them suck in >>deep
I would love to see the results - it should be the way-to-go for the secco. In fact it might be the "perfect" and needed replacement for the secco.