I am truly learning a lot working with oil paint. I forgot anything I ever new from years ago. And it is a new playing field as the paint has really evolved. The water mixable stuff is supreme! Low odor and easy clean up. I do have a product preference on this one – my beloved brand with watercolors comes up short with water soluble oil paint. Too pasty – much like tooth paste. And I bought a lot of it with high hopes.
Although I admit the drying time surprised me – I was hoping it would somehow be quicker – for a hurry-up-and-wait kind of person like myself – it is hard to be patient. You are in this gig for at least 7 to 8 weeks!
I finished this up by increasing the colour density to where I wanted it, painted in the lone bee and crisped up the detail. Crisping is challenging with oil paint.
I am very happy to say “Glow” has been sold and I have a commission for a similar one. Life is good!