Monday, December 10, 2012

Self Portrait

16x24" oil on canvas
Working more with watercolor, I can say working with oils was a challenge seeing how it took an opposite approach than that of my typical medium of choice. Yet, one thing I truly appreciative towards is the fact that oils required me to loosen up, using the medium in one or two layers than that of four or five. Because the medium itself is so rich and untouched by any thinning agent, it didn't require me to work in a step by step basis, allowing me to apply and leave. The texture of the medium itself gives the composition what it needed without the yearn for constant working over. I especially enjoyed the free application oils gave me and how the saturation of the colors were still so vibrant.