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Older Painting Technique

The Process and the Pea: Exploring the Handmade Craft of Oil Painting -- Part Three

Tad Spurgeon | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Tad Spurgeon

After about five years of research into older painting materials, I had developed a way of making thixotropic paint reliably. But this sense of accomplishment, perhaps even complacency, proved to be short-lived.

The Process and the Pea: Exploring the Handmade Craft of Oil Painting -- Part Two

Tad Spurgeon | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts
Tad Spurgeon

My goal was to shift the visual language back further in time, keeping the element of spontaneity, but enhancing the plastic quality of the paint, thus creating the potential for a more thorough, or deeper, execution.