For months I have been considering giving oils a try...at the urging of my husband, who gave me some oils for my December birthday, I jumped in...the first few days were iffy...the fumes from the paint and the Turpenoid were giving me a headache, even with my office window open and the 20 degree air flowing in...a few days later, it didn't seem to matter as much...perhaps I was used to it or the affected brain cells were already gone...in any case, I completed two paintings.
|"Safe Harbor" 20 x 16 oil on canvas|
|"Square Boucicaut - Paris" 20 x 16 oil|
I found my style was quite different, as the feel of the gooey paint was exhilirating! The drying time however, was so...slow.....I realized that I needed to have a least six paintings in progress simultaneously to be able to productively work each day. While I also completed two small acrylic paintings of birds, these two oils were finished.
|"American Robin" 12x12 acrylic|
|"Winged in Yellow and Green" 6x6 acrylic|
More to come!