Thursday, 27 August 2009
1262 ' Showing Their Best'
12" x 16" oil on Masonite
This the first painting after a short break while my hubby was visiting us (I haven't seen him since Christmas)
I had rather a weird painting experience as the paint seemed to be absorbed by the board, although it had 3 layers of gesso on it, I used bristle brushes instead of flat synthetic ones and I also used a new brand of white paint. I didn't dilute my paint with any OMS as I usually do either so maybe one of these factors or maybe all contributed to the paint drying so quickly.
Anyway the Dahlias I painted were at a show in a local park, 1000's of them on display in every color and shape, I took loads of pics and decided to paint these beauties.
I have just figured out the problem it was the gesso so in the future I will use acrylic paint over the primer to seal it.