Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cottage View

It's that time of year again. The colours have changed and the bright reds and yellows are giving way to browns and gold. Soon the trees will be bare and the first snow flakes will start silently coming down.
I have not been using Oil Pastels lately. having the studio has allowed me to spread my stuff and finally be able to take out my Acrylic paints. I have been enjoying these a lot. But today I wanted to revisit the Oil Pastels. Especially with this subject matter, it cried out for Oil Pastels, and I was happy to oblige. There is a certain freedom in not being hooked to one medium. One is free to chose the medium that best suites the occasion!
I am not sure what to make of this one. I usually don't like my work when it is done, and then learn to enjoy it as I grow further from it emotionally. I don't know if that makes sense!

8"x10",Oil Pastel on Paper

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Nocturne - Waiting for Day Break (Revisted)

I have not had a lot of free time to practice my art lately, but I finally got some time this weekend and I went straight to this little painting and reworked it. The fact is that because I come to Acrylic from Watercolour, I tend to place the paint on the canvas in a thin layer when using a brush. I needed to make the painting richer and I also needed to work on the overall image some more.
Nocturne - Waiting for Day Break, Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 5"x7".

I love working in Acrylic paint. It allows me to build up my work and accommodates my life interruptions without punishing me like Watercolour does.