Torrits & Paynes, Oil & Cold Wax, 12×12
Every spring, Gamblin [a manufacturer of art supplies] collects the pigments that have been trapped in the factory’s air filtration system and recycles them into a paint named Torrit Grey. The mix of pigments is different every year, so Torrit Grey is always unique.
For the past four years, I have collected a tube of Torrits Grey, each a different shade. For this painting, I used the four Torrit Greys along with Paynes Grey and white. Hence the somewhat esoteric title. As part of my creative process, I apply paint before adding the following layer. This gives me a sense of my progress. I may study a painting for minutes, hours, or days before moving on. It’s like writers sleep on their prose before declaring a piece finished. I slept on this painting for several days. I had thought it needed more oil and wax; however, I finally blessed it with a title and photographed it. I love the subtle nuances, depth, and textures. The line work pulled it all together.
Torrits & Paynes is available for $425 plus shipping. If you would enjoy having this painting in your home or office, please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org.