Saturday, January 23, 2016
24x36 oil on canvas
Oil or acrylic? I've been painting on canvas with acrylics for the most part. I love the speed of working as I really like to work fast. I also like the luminous appearace of oil paints and the fact that they do not dry as quickly. I will end up merging the two in the future. I created a painting recently that I felt was really "dull" and had no sparkle to it so I got out my water miscerable oil paints. I've used them before but not with a whole lot of success. I painted over my acrylic painting with some oils. I have since tried a couple more oil paintings and this is my last one. This one is closer to what I am hoping to achieve. Not quite there but closer. I want a layered appearance, some open and undeveloped areas, lines from my plant drawings and mark making to echo some of my pastels. I would really like to do with paint what I can do with pastels and that has always been challenging. I love the pastels. They really are my domain but I also really enjoy painting. I keep striving to get somewhere. Trying to improve day by day.