This is my second oil painting. I call it ‘Imperfectly perfect’ – the image is inspired by a painting I saw on Pinterest.
With this painting done, I want to go back to drawing and shading. I think it’s important every once in a while ( once a year or 6 months) to practice sketching and to go over the lessons you’ve learned along the way just so you can avoid mistakes. Who knows what you will learn the second time around?
Once I’m done with that, I want to do watercolours or acrylics as it’s faster than oils, which take forever to do. I know the proponents of oil painting will disagree with me and argue that nothing can beat the feel of an oil painting. I agree. Oil painting is also very forgiving. You can paint over and over without worrying. In fact, layering only adds to the beauty of a piece (I realized this with this piece which I did once and then redid all over again). But, that said, the time involved in waiting for the canvas to dry before you add a new layer ( if you don’t want the colours to mix), all the hard work involved in cleaning brushes and the smell of distilled turpentine, is enough for me to want to take a break from it. I’ll try not to take too long a break because I have a lot of starting trouble. My break which begins with a week can quickly extend to a month or more because the white canvas or paper still frightens me.
Anyway, without further ado, here’s the painting I did.
And here’s a video of the painting with some music added :). Wishing all of you a beautiful Sunday!
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