Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hitting the Canvas

I bought myself some water soluble oil paints a few months ago. I used to use oils years and years ago, but couldn't stand the mess and the hassle trying to get my brushes truly clean!! My friend Melissa had used them and said that they handled the same as regular oil paints so I thought I would give them a try.

I will admit that oil paint, like watercolour is not my favorite medium as it takes so darn long to dry and I am really impatient when it comes to painting. I know what I want the end result to look like and I hate to waste time achieving it!! Anyway I managed to summon up the patience to spend time over a number of weeks to complete this piece. It featues a fun, colourful display of kitchen storage jars. It is totally wrong for my kitchen, but would look great in a modern kitchen with white lacquered cabinets and plenty of stainless steel appliances!!

I have started another oil which is currently drying. What I should do is photograph it at this stage and then do updated blogs as I continue to work on it. I shall do that....
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1 comment:

  1. Hello Claire,

    This would look equally fantastic in a beach house, the perfect colour scheme.