Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Closing In on finishing...

Autumn Fence
oil diptych
2 18" x 24" canvas panels

One of the things I am learning about painting with oils is that I need to be patient. It takes time for layers to dry... and you can't hurry the process. Oil paints dry by oxidation - and whether it is cold, hot, humid, dry does not seem to affect the rate at which the medium dries. So, unless I want to work in thick layers, I need to wait. Wait. Wait. So progress seems slow - but I think I am closing in on finishing this diptych. Just another week of working and waiting, and I think it will be ready to show to the client. I think she will be very pleased. :-)

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