Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Oil Painting 101



Portrait, oil paint on canvas board, 4" x 4", 2012

Here are some reasons why I didn't take up oil painting over the years:
1) when the kids were small, I thought the smell might be "toxic"
2) when the kids were small, the words "DON'T TOUCH" meant nothing to them ( oil paint takes a long time to dry and stays wet especially if laid on thick)
I still remember sticking my finger into my mom's oil painting when I was a kid because it was nice and thick and juicy and looked good to touch. So there, I rest my case.
3) Living in an apartment and not in a mansion, there really was no room to safely lock away the paintings while they dried.