May 13, su : coal dust
I’ve added some coaldust today to my painting…. And to myself :)
I’m happy with the coal dust cloud I now have on my painting
May 14, mo evening
I’m not really confident in those pigeons over here… so for the night, I prefer to cover my painting. So my Manifesta 9 flags finally come in handy again. I participated in the Manifesta Parallel programme back in 2012. We had to buy the flags …
May 15, tue, morning
It looks so much lighter in the morning sun. I know what my painting needs… some real, real black paint. Let’s make some :-) I prepared black pigment paste for today.
May 15, tue, coalpaint
That’s more like it :-)
I love my coal paint
May 15, tue, evening
Yep. This is definitely more like it! :-) :-)
This is the first time I made such a “large” amount of my black coal paint. And the first time I paint such a large surface with it. The result exceeds my expectations, I am very happy!
May 16, wed : busted :)
Every morning, I take a picture of this headframe. They are restoring it, and it seems nice to put the photos next to each other after a few months, to see the progression. This morning I saw there were people on top, ideal to show on photo how immense it is. So I take my camera, and take pictures. All of a sudden my phone rings. I’m picking up. “An, are you on the release floor right now?” Yes. “Are you taking photos?” Euhm, yes. “Then it’s okay. We’re standing on top of the headframe, and we saw someone taking pictures inside. If it’s you than it’s OK, we just wanted to be sure.”
I rarely felt so busted.
May 17, thu : when results exceeds expectations :-)
I attached my paint test strokes from last year on my painting.
(photo 2) : The “light” black paint I used, is a gloss version of my blackest coal paint made from the local coal. The 4 test strokes attached to it, are (left to right, top down): Golden Matte Acrylics Carbon Black; Daler-Rowney System 3 Mars Black, Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Ivory Black, and a gloss coal paint I made from bought anthracite coal.
(photo 3) The matte black, my blackest black paint, has 3 test strokes on it: on the lower left: Culture Hustles Black 1.0, on the right: Black 2.0 . On top: my own blackest coal paint test stroke. But the coalpaint on that test stroke was only intended to make a black as dark as possible, it didn’t had to be a really useful paint at that moment. Now I made a durable black coal paint, that’s a whole different ratio pigment/binder. I really didn’t expected it to be as black as it is, it never was like this in my tests. So I am thrilled! I must have a real good batch of coal at this moment.
Now, today, nov. 18, I’m waiting for Black 3.0 to arrive, it should be on his way to my studio. I’m really, really curious how black that paint will be.
May 18, fri : let the time go forward by going backwards: I can do that :-)
What do you do while waiting for the paint to be dry in orde to see the final colour of your paint?
In my case: walking backwards :-D. My physiotherapist told me I have to walk backwards every day for my back. I still suspect him of telling me to do so, only to make me look funny.