It’s not done yet, I’m going to work up some details when this layer is dry.
I’m not sure if painting faces is really my thing, I enjoy painting landscapes and nature way more. But this was a fun (and a bit frustrating) piece nonetheless 💫
Took me a while to this one just because i got sick 😷
So this little experiment was done over a wood surface with a thin layer of acrylic. (Take in consideration that woods surfaces in general tend to dry always a faster than on canvas or guesso)
So #1 was 1/4 of baby oil + 3/4 gamasol
After almost 2 weeks its completely dry, has a thing layer, no clumps or oily surface.
On third and forth day it was still a little wet, not enough to smudge but enough to continue working on. The warm and cool colors never lost their intensity, but their was something weird going on with my blue at least at first, seemed like it didnt want to mix like oil and water.
#2 was 1/2 baby oil and 1/2 gamasol.
Same thing, today it's dry (although not completely completly the oil paint can still smudge, but its moll mostly the white paint) , has no shine coat whatsoever, the darker colors seem to be pervasive (purple and black) but the colors moved along almost like watercolor. Meaning it was very liquidy and the pigments mixed themselves quite quickly and neatly.
#3 is 1/2 fast drying medium winsor&newton
And half 1/2 baby oil. Personally i didnt like this mix, the medium in general has gunky texture, and has yellow undertone. The colors lost a little of their intensity. And again the blues had a weird texture to it, but it was completely dry.
#4 was inconclusive just becuase it was tagged wrong 😅 opps...
Next thing is to a gloss cover and see how tge results on that and then try this same experiment on a gesso base.
Here is an oil painting I created of one of my favorite memories in Salzburg, Austria ✨
Happy Birthday mama! I loved this moment I got to spend with you listening to all the church bells ring 💕 I am thankful for our adventures in Europe this last year and I am thankful for you 💗💗
Frosting the panel! This is how I apply the background colour (most of the time) before I start with the flowers. This is oil paint mixed with cold wax medium. What colour background should I do next?!? (Paint recipe: Gamblin Phthalo Turquoise and Cadmium Chartreuse, Opus Titanium White, and Dorland’s Cold Wax)
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I put so much love and energy into my space, it truly is my everything! 🌱💕
Scrape, scrape, scrape! This one needed some smoothing out at the end because this colour wasn’t covering the white in some areas. I’ll add the texture back in when this layer dries for a day or so. 💙 **Also, in case you missed it, I finally have dates for online classes! Link in profile.** (Paint recipe: Gamblin Cobalt Blue and Dorland’s cold wax medium)