Wednesday, 4 August 2010
1336 Ready to Sail
6" x 8" oil on panel
I have been working on a larger one, a landscape which I started using acrylic paint, got so fed up with the paint that I switched back to oils with relief. You can paint over acrylics with oils but not vice versa. It was so nice to be able to blend the paint and not have colour shifts, acrylics dry darker in hue, which is really irritating plus they dry really fast too.
I have just bought some Griffen Alkyd oil paints from Winsor & Newton to try out and they dry really fast too but not as fast as acrylic paint and I have to say I am liking them a lot.
So I did this small one yesterday and gave the landscape a rest, but was too late to photograph it. The painting was a bit fiddly probably too complicated a subject for such a small format and a palette knife, still I persevered!