This week, during the 20 hour challenge, I worked on Lake View as one of my projects.
For a very long time now, I have wanted to conquer painting water, but I really wanted to try it in oils. However, I have avoided oils because of the toxicity issues I kept hearing about with this medium. However, I have finally caved in, purchased the least toxic brand of oils, and begun to experiment with them.
My first oil painting I did on a 6" x 6" birch panel which was fun - but kind of felt a bit like tole painting... I am sure it was painting on wood that made it feel that way. Mexican Lemons was the result of that first attempt.
Then I did the painting of the pears which was my post for Wednesday of this week. Pears was on a 6" x 6" canvas, and I love how bright and pure the colors are with the oils.
And now, a landscape with water... this was fun, and came together surprisingly well. I am excited with my first attempt at water - at least I haven't wiped it down yet! I know that as I explore and become accustomed to the way oils behave, I will only get better, and that is what I am looking for!
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