Monday, August 3, 2009
plums on orange
I have been a pastel painter for the last 6 years and am new to oils. I'm really enjoying mixing paint, but I find myself having to touch the painting at some point. If the high lights are too strong, like they started out on this one, I just go on auto pilot and smudge them with my little finger like I would with pastels. Then I absent mindedly wipe my finger on myself. I find myself decorated at the end of a painting session.
This one was fun and easy. It's amazing to me how one will flow and another one is such a struggle. Kind of like life.