I’ve been working in our studio on an oil painting and using the techniques that I learned this week at Wayne Boucher’s studio. So far, I’ve applied the paint by
- using mostly oil sticks
- squeezing paint out of tubes directly onto the canvas
- moving it with rags
- scraping it with the rubber end of a pencil
- wiping it away with Q-tips and paper towels
- blending it with my latex-glove covered hands
This is my progress so far.
I mostly used oil sticks, and the tubed oils I’m using are watersoluble which makes the clean-up part so easy!
I am still working on this painting, but this is what it looked like last night when the sun set. I usually stop then because I really need natural light to see with!
I like the green in the lower part of the painting. I am happy with the soft lost and found effects in the flowers in the upper left hand side of the painting. I’d like to introduce more of that feeling in the lower part of the painting. The flowers there are too uniform…all the same size, not overlapping and facing straight on.
I’m loving the details and I’m back in the studio today to make the rest of the painting as interesting as those details. It’s rather delightful to be painting with unconventional tools as well as using my hands to shape the painting. I’m stepping out into the sunshine of today to the studio to continue. It’s back to the drawing board for me!