Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I think I have waited all my long life to oil paint. Yesterday I bought a starter kit with small tubes of oil, a canvas and a brush.
I set out on a mission to give it a try and used two very small canvases for my first ones: 4 x 5 inches.
They are valentines. One is I Want Your Heart and the other is I Have A Big Heart For You.
I find oil is not as bright (at least I haven't figured out How to make it bright) and it is fun to work with.
Only problem is it doesn't dry right away like acrylic paints...It has an old-fashioned look to it. I have to investigate the mediums that are used. I only had some turpenoid which is like turpentine without the smell. It thins it. I think I need some linseed oil to make it shinier.