The wipe off method has some draw backs (no pun intended). For one thing, you must be careful when doing the preliminary drawing. It is very easy to leave finger prints in the wet paint. Of course, if I used a mahl stick that might help. Usually, I place my little finger on the canvas to hold my hand steady. That ends up leaving the mark.
I am beginning to really enjoy this wipe off method. Especially on masonite panels. The tonal changes are so subtle and the light is incredibly soft. Wouldn't it be something if I could paint using the same technique for one entire week? Miracles can happen!
I win the "dumb things painters do" award this week. Here's a hint. When doing the wipe off method it is a good idea to use very transparent paint when applying the color.... (Do you see my goof up yet?) Of course, I use medium to thin my paints.... (Anybody laughing yet?) Where is the medium I need to use? You guessed it! It's right there in the middle of my still life set-up.
This is my tribute to all my fellow daily painters. If you are like me you have gallons of these chemicals sitting in the studio. Mine could be declared a hazardous waste site. Don't you find it strange that we painters use such toxic materials to create beauty? Yet, where would we be without our beautiful chemicals in glass jars. I am aware of the water based oil paints. I have not tried them yet but someday I may experiment with them.
I was going to post the finished piece from Friday's post only I haven't yet finished it. Shame on me. Hey, but I get bonus points! I didn't mess with the background once on this painting. Time to celebrate.....where's my teacup?