So today, when I was able to put aside the weeks machinations and moments when life got in the way of life, I was truly happy and just a little proud of myself. Not especially because of the results of the painting, but because I was able to put my head into it fully. This is my usual challenge.
This oil painting is based on a pastel composition that I did a couple years ago. I've intended to do an oil painting from it for quite some time. I like the color palette and the softness of the foreground. I'm paying particular attention to my edges in my newest oil paintings. I think this is paying off. Although this piece is not quite finished, I think it has some of the ethereal quality that I liked in the original pastel.
|I first do a thin wash of oils in really saturated color. I let this sit overnight.|
|I premix some colors that I know I'll need|
|Almost done. I'll do some final tweaking and "design" some of the shapes so they are more elegant.|