I am in love with the smell of oils…all of a sudden painting is not such a chore. I basically had no idea how to get myself reinvigorated… Then I just thought why not put another layer of paint over acrylics? So now I know what had put me off this painting (it wasn’t the (sickly) sweet smiles)…it was basically the fact that acrylic dries so fast and I do not want to be rushed off my feet whilst painting…as well as the fact that (really going all out to state facts today😊)…made a blunder when sketching. So I’m going to take my time and work into the painting with oils and voila… I’m happy and really enjoying this now.
Oil paint really has a sting in its tail… because as buttery as it is … (jeez) the smell of turps…it is too much. I definitely have a love hate relationship with oils because I loooove painting with oils but I hate cleaning my brushes….and I need to clean my brushes.
I found a brilliant way to keep me on track… Basically painting oils over acrylics makes it very interesting. The last time I used my oils must be about four years ago. So now rather than be terribly bored with the painting I seem to have a new lease of life (as you may).
The whole experience of returning to a painting I had abandoned was not as bad as I thought it would be. I kinda got stumped and painting these portraits became a choir…no worse it was like pulling teeth…just did not want to do it…had reached some kind of impasse.
But going away and giving painting a wide berth kinda renewed my interest in these portraits so I’ll do my best to complete the painting tomorrow…(hopefully)
Working on a set of bookmarks.
Looking at it now…I get what my mum was saying about wallpaper….(would actually make really nice wallpaper).
Really enjoy screenprinting….got one more later to go…(just hope I’m not over reaching…love it when a job makes me nervous…challenge is such a buzz)
I am on a roll! It’s pretty amazing how when you put yourself between a rock and a hard place, you force yourself to be decisive. Took me about 7 hours but at least stencil is almost ready. Just need to get it printed and prep the screens. Even though it’s only stage 1 of process…at least it’s done.
Yesterday was such a busy day my feet are still throbbing. Prepped screen and printed 10 t-shirts. Still too knackered to talk about it.