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@rickscully *raises figurative glass that it's way too early in the morning to be literally raising yet*

@RexfordGTugwell whosoever dislodgeth this poo from

There is no more uniquely idiotic form of disappointment that that comes from buying a new toilet plunger and then not getting a chance to use it.

@pnathan I think mixed pretty sparingly into thick paint the Megilp could have some body still, but, yeah, it gets thin fast; mayo is a good characterization when it's a significant chunk of the mixture, and often I take it even farther than that.

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So all three of these consist more or less entirely of layers built with paint cut with significant amounts of Neo Megilp, none of the layers actually opaque.

@pnathan Mostly I use it for transparency and drying -- not so much to get body out of the paint (though it could work for that) as to cut tinting power for washes/glazes. Often as a first layer on a painting to give it a translucent, streaky background, though also for some transparent glazing layers later in the process.

For more naturalistic glazing I've been messing with Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel, after I couldn't immediately source a friends recommendation of Rublev Oleogel.

@pnathan And, yeah, I've been all-in on oils for months now, just barely starting to peek at acrylics since they seem like a good fit for some of the geometric/layering things I'm interested in. Flat finish and orders of magnitude faster drying time are both appealing compared to oils which I otherwise like a great deal.

@pnathan I'm in a pretty exploratory mode right now with materials and techniques; it would be fair to say that with piece I've barely aimed at all. Answering some mechanical and compositional "what if" questions for myself, mostly, in service of future work.

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New work last night and this morning: returning to my iris squares idea but on 12x12 canvas with oils.

Cadmium orange in oils is less neon-vibrant than the glowing acrylics experiment yesterday but I'm really happy with the resulting staircase of color.

Took advice from a friend on stencil brush stippling approach and am very pleased with how much cleaner the resulting lines are compared to a more typical brushstroke application.

god dammit i just had cheese-filled sausage for breakfast and ended up with a sausage that somehow ended up not getting any cheese in it

this is a fucking outrage

@offby1 There's no satisfying/interesting pat answer; I just...like it? I mean, I've always liked geometry and geometric forms and fractals, and I've liked Menger sponges in particular for a long time, but to an extent the fixation the last year in particular is more of a "because it was there" thing than anything deeply meaningful about the shape itself.

I needed to do some art, and it was there. It's a useful starting point so I can get on with the *everything else* of making art.

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This morning's #art venture: Iris Squares, experimenting with acrylic on 6x6 hardboard with vinyl stencil.

Didn't land exactly where I expected -- this is my first basic fiddling with acrylics after months of work with oils and the different properties of the paint are throwing me for a loop -- but I'm happy with how it came out and the basic intent is there.

@LogicalDash I like the idea of doing this with mismatched cards so that e.g. you've got a virtual shitty left eye.

resistance is utile

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Today's #migraine #art is "Scotoma" from Andrea @ Kiight Studios "Auras" series.

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A scotoma is is an area of partial alteration in the field of vision consisting of a partially diminished or entirely degenerated visual acuity that is surrounded by a field of normal – or relatively well-preserved – vision [thanks wikipedia].

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@asherwolf I have altered the Happy Meal.