Thursday, January 24, 2008

Here's A Winter Still LIfe

Here's a little something I'm working on using water soluble oils. I'm not fond of the medium, for two reasons: they dry out too fast and are a bear to work with when that happens AND they're messy like regular oils. When I'm working on a painting, I am often at a studio and then have to transport it home. At other times, I want to take my painting to "show and tell" at Jazzercise and again have the issue of transporting a wet canvas. Messy, messy, messy.
I guess I've been spoiled with acrylics, which dry fast and transport like a dream. But, guess what! Old Holland has come out with acrylics that they report look and feel like oils. I couldn't find anyone in town who carries them, so bought a starter set online through Jerry's Artarama, the only ones I've found so far who carry them. I'm so excited to try them out. If they work as well as I hope, I will do one final HUGE painting with my oils and dump what's leftover...unless anyone wants them? I'm waiting for a CD from my bubba, Joe, (of Saucy Joe fame) which has photos of his hike through some Utah canyons. I bet there is some inspiration there for a hugeass painting. Oh boy!