Wednesday, June 1, 2011

the buttery quality of oil paints

I have been daydreaming for a few days now about painting in oil. I haven't painted with oil for a long time, so I guess it was bound to come back around at some point. I have no idea where I am going with this painting. The idea is to put creamy oil paints on a surface and let my subconscious mind do the forming of shapes. As I was painting I kept thinking that the colors were not bright enough, but when i stopped for a break and stepped back to look I realized they were actually quite bright and rich.
This is just the beginning layer, but I thought I would share it anyway since the whole point of this blog in the first place was to document my experiments. I included my palette just for fun. I am using water soluble oil paints, which I blend with water soluble linseed oil.