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Friday, August 12, 2011

And Now for Something Completely Different.....

Autumn's Fire 8x10" Oil on Panel
....this is what happens when an I am left alone in my studio unattended for too long.  I actually get to play :)  This was so much fun to paint. 

I have wanted to paint this type of landscape for eons now and had originally planned on painting it with acrylics but since I have been playing with oils all week I thought, why not?

I am usually very neat and tidy when working with oil paint (seriously) but I think I have paint everywhere after this one and it is only 8x10".  But it was worth it, so much fun.  I spent the entire morning working on a 16x20" oil painting of some really beautiful horses and needed a break from all the value changes and details awk!  Ok, now I really need to pull myself away from the easel and pack up for the art fair....or maybe just one more thing....

2 comments:

Terry Strickland said...

Hey, it looks like you enjoyed the rub out technique after all. Really juicy painting!

Costescu said...

Thanks Terry :) Yes I am starting to get the technique, I think it just takes a bit of playing to get the medium/paint ratio correct. It is a really nice way to start a painting though :)