04/08/2009: "Liquin = Baaaaaaaaaaad toxic stuff"
OK, last night (after finishing my taxes) I put in an additional 3 hours in the studio. The problem is that I was lured by the promise of fast drying, to use Liquin. It's a painting medium that's used for glazing but it also speeds drying time. Normally, I try to go with a totally non-toxic set-up...walnut oil paints and painting medium, but I'm running out of time and truth is, I LOVE to paint with Liquin.
However, I forgot to turn on my air purifier, and today I've had the WORST headache, starting at about noon and I still have it now. I don't usually get headaches very often either, so I'm pretty incapacitated when I get one.
So, I turned on my air purifier as soon as I go home tonight and I'm taking the night off from painting. Drinking lots of water and cranberry juice.
Still, I've been really in the zone lately, and having to take a night off totally bums me out. Anyway, to any oil painters out there, be sure to get proper ventilation when you paint with chemicals!
Anyway, below is a photo I took of Aaron and Osiris watching TV the other night. Too cute!