Wednesday, May 7, 2008


My May goal was to start painting with the oils I bought over a month ago. New medium. New start. I am working with old subject matter--my dancing daughter. It is too early to say that I don't like oil paints, but I can say that I am beginning to wonder why I chose them over acrylics. I know that sometimes when I am painting, I wish that the paints were more forgiving. I figuered that oils dried more slowly and would give me more to to correct. They are also giving more time to make mud. I am not upset with my first attempt. It is a work in progress, and I think I'll be able to finish something that will make me happy. It just may take me longer to figure out the how-to of this new medium. Is it bad to say I like the smell. It reminds me of college and makes me feel somehow more like a real painter.

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