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  1. Lois Schock
    February 5, 2018 @ 11:41 pm

    I’m in awe of your talents! Do you paint larger paintings i.e. 24″ X 24″? I’ve admired some of the paintings done by Marshall Henricks. In particular, large jugs. Then I discovered you! Jeffrey I’ve traveled through much of your artwork, writings and studios. You’re a delight to behold!

    • Jeffrey Hayes
      February 6, 2018 @ 2:07 pm

      Thank you Lois! Yes, I do try to do at least a few larger pieces a year – I completed a 24×30 commissioned painting in December, and as part of my project to do one larger (for me) painting each week in 2018, I do plan to try doing a few of those dimensions. I know and admire Marshall’s work – we have a gallery in common (Powers Gallery in Acton MA)

  2. Collette
    February 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am

    Amazing work Jeffrey. Thank you for the write up above, it gives me an extra appreciation. I love your style.

    • Jeffrey Hayes
      February 6, 2018 @ 2:08 pm

      Thank you Collette – I’m glad you enjoyed reading it!

  3. Manon
    February 6, 2018 @ 11:17 pm

    Hello M.JEFFREY
    I am admiring of your work ….Every time I read you I’m learning something new and you thank you for it.A question; for fast drying do you work with the liquin.

    • Jeffrey Hayes
      February 10, 2018 @ 2:26 am

      Thanks Manon – I’m glad you find it helpful!
      I do not like Liquin at all. For fast drying, I use Black Oil, but only for the underpainting.

  4. Rick M
    February 13, 2018 @ 5:10 pm

    Where do you buy black oil, I’ve done quite a few searches and cannot seem to find it online? Galkyd seems to work for drying for me overnight but it sounds like black oil sets harder and I wouldn’t mind trying it out.

  5. Jim Serrett
    February 19, 2018 @ 10:19 pm

    Jeff if you use Black oil in the underpainting, I am curious what medium are you using in next layers.

    • Jeffrey Hayes
      February 20, 2018 @ 2:43 pm

      Jim: For the upper layers I generally use a 4:1:1 mixture of turpentine, linseed, and stand oil. I also use it very sparingly – a few drops mixed into the paint nuts to get the right consistency. That’s almost always enough, though sometimes if needed I’ll put a few additional drops of linseed oil in. For any further thinning I just use OMS.

      • Jim Serrett
        February 25, 2018 @ 4:47 pm

        Thanks Jeff, I really like the color saturation and surface quality of your paintings, your objects have this great sense of weight to them. I have got to see one in the real. Thanks for sharing all of your work and blogging your process.

  6. Rosie Foshee
    March 5, 2019 @ 2:29 am

    I believe this is the best article I have read about the grisaille technique. You have explained all the why’s where other articles have not covered it all, and the process. Your works of art are beautiful, a type of painting that will hang in one’s thoughts, and that means you have painted some true works of art, that will be handed down throughout the ages, and cherished.

    • Jeffrey Hayes
      March 5, 2019 @ 12:34 pm

      Thanks Rosie – I’m glad the article was helpful!