Painting in oils
Years ago, back when I was thinner - I painted in oils. It is still my favorite medium. I loved the blendability of the oils, the depth, the richness - then came acrylics and how fast they dried! But I never thought they could really compare to oils. To dry our oil paintings we use to put them in the back window of our car for the heat from the sun to dry them, or in an oven at a very low temp - then I found a drying agent that made the paint dried in a matter of hours. I miss my oils and plan to use them again this year - probably not on ornaments or anything I plan to sell but in the paintings I want to do for me. Here is a painting I did back in the eighties, it is not my original design but I loved it. As you can see I did not attempt to paint a face but the side of the cheek and she looks like she has a bruise on her back - don't know what happened there - and there is no pink in this painting. I didn't get to keep her, she is at my sister's house in Pennsylvania. My sister would come for a visit and would go through the house and say - I like this and I like that - and packed everything up and took it back with her. Most of the things I painted early on are in my many sisters houses. Now it is time to paint for me - that is my goal this year.
Hope yall are having a great year and paintin' up a storm. Can't wait to see what yall are doing.