I'd brought a barebones set of old nu-pastels and a few Terry Ludwigs (not any darks, unfortunately) and set out to make the daily painting.
So, I decided to just paint a bit of the view from the deck. I made a real simple underpainting, but didn't have any alcohol to fix it, but I did have some Bombay gin in the cupboard...
It reminded me of the time I'd mistakenly used witch hazel instead of alcohol. There was a slippery quality, kind of greasy. The Bombay underpainting had a slightly oily quality to it.
SIDEBAR: What gives regular Bombay its unique complex flavor? Spanish almonds, lemon peel, licorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, and cassia bark.
Lemon peel is a little oily and almonds have fat, so I'm guessing that might make it a little oiler than rubbing alcohol.
So I made this 5x5 number. But, as I said, there would be some humbling posts here, and this is one. Since it was a lost cause, I schmooed it and took the picture in a different light.
|5x5 Abortion on Uart 500|