Tuesday, February 16, 2010

OIl Study #127

I've been using linseed oil as a medium for a while now to thin the paint. I usually use it at the beginning of the painting with the darkest colors. So I don't know if I was too lazy to mix more paint or what for this one. But I used too much of it and from the beginning to the end. As a result (I noticed only afterward) there is no thickness of the paint anywhere. And that was probably one of the reasons I had so much trouble leaving brushstrokes showing.

Another thing I noticed, only afterward, is that having the top and the bottom part (the background) almost the same shape and size is not good for the composition.

I could go on...
Oil on linen, 6 x 6"


raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com said...

I love these studies Johanne, they are all very good. The last one you mention linseed, it was my chosen medium for years with oil, but I broke it down with Gum Turpentine, as it(linseed) takes so long to dry and can yellow the whites a lot. You might try this at some time.
Anyway, love your works,

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks Rae, I'll give it a try.