10/24/2004: "If only I could paint what I see in my head!"
Spent the weekend working on the tide paintings. First, selected various sized canvases and then arranged them on the wall until I found a variety of sizes and orientations that went well together...then I started adding the thick white zinc "texture" layer. I did that for 4 canvases, plus, worked on a canvas where I had put down the texture weeks ago and it was dry enough for the next colored layer.
I had planned to use thin glazes of color over the white texture, but instead of looking light, relective and beautiful, it looked incredibly weak and uninteresting. So, I had to add some white pigment, which opaqued things up and wasn't what I was going for either.
This is so frustrating because I have limited time and I can't seem to figure out how the hell I can get the paintings to match the way I already see them in my mind. So, after a week of slaving away I actually feel worse than before I started, because before I started I still thought the paintings would ultimately kick ass.