Let's get back to the painting. This is an oil painting, that I finished yesterday. Yes, A lot of blue color in it. I did try to variate the color to make it more interesting, but think I should of put even more color into it. I might revisit it though. I think I will let it sit a few days to see what I can do differently. On this painting I used the water based oil paints that I have switched over to from regular oils. I really like them so much, I see no difference in water-based oils ,they seem the same to me. They are so easy to clean up and you do not get the paint thinner or turpentine odors. The paint breaks down easily with soap and warm water. You can also swish a brush in water as you do with watercolors or acrylics and most of the paint comes out of the brush. Then just wipe excess moisture off the brush and start painting with another color.
The mediums that you can purchase for painting with them are also really good. They work just like regular oil painting mediums and they wash out of your brush easily as I talked about above. There are some very good brands of water based oils on the market. I have used Grumbacher, Winsor & Newton Lukas, and Weber brands they are all good and can be mixed interchangeably with out a problem. If you have regular oil paints, you can also mix them with water-based oil paints, just remember though, only about 20% of the regular to the water-based. There should be no trouble with permanency or consistency. I started out with only a few tubes to see if I would like them. I think it's a good way to go.
In this painting, I have tried to paint the shapes of the flower, I try to simplify them. This is still at times difficult for me ,I tend to want to put the details in it. I keep working to see it as a design of shapes and color that work pleasingly together. I have a ways to go with it, I hope to get better at it. Time will tell! One thing I have found out over the years is every painting is a learning experience no matter how small. Your knowledge builds over time.
As always, I hope this blog gives you some new incite into the very vast world of painting and mediums. Please do not hesitate to leave a comment or question, i would be glad to answer as best I can. Remember
just keep painting! Enjoy your day. :) A