Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Adventures in Oil Painting

A few months ago I decided to just get brave and start working in oil paints. I've avoided them since my oldest first became mobile. Oh, he was a terror! Oil paints, turpentine and  paintings that stay wet for days do not go well with tiny curious fingers. Largely why I've always worked in watercolours has to do with their nontoxicity and rapid drying time. But working in oils was like hanging out with an old friend. So familiar and comforting, I don't have to fight to control them as I do in my rigid style of watercolours. I'm going to be honest... I don't think I'm going back. At least for a while.

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