Here is the close up. I hope you can see the way the paint is long, it also trickles and leaves strands of loose paint. It is particularly good for use with all sizes of palette knives. The paint can be put on with quite a depth and works well wet in wet, rather than letting the first coats get a bit dry. The big problem is that the paint takes a long while to dry, it only skins over in about 3 weeks and won't be totally dry for months or in some cases years. I will keep you posted.
This is a painting I am well underway with, and could be nearly finished. I have been using the new long paint mixed with my tube paint. It has been a worrying learning curve, because the paint is very different and really can only be put on with a palette knife. I have taken a photo of a close up of the left hand upper corner, so in the next blog you will be able to see how the paint looks.
Have just received new paint from R J Stokes of Sheffield (www.rjstokes.co.uk/). It comes in big tins, so I have only bought Titanium White and two small tins of red and yellow. It is a long paint used mainly with palette knives, it drips on the canvas a lot and moves in a more gluey way. Tube paint stays where it is put, unless you move it with brush or knife, whereas long paint moves in a long draggy way and trickles when you remove your knife. It is quite exciting and as soon as I have something to show I will post a painting up. The paint can be worked into so gives a great feeling of movement. I am mixing the new paint and the tubes I already use to interesting effect.
I shall be working hard in the studio trying to master the paint. I will also be publishing a pic of me in the studio soon, so watch this space.