Monday, June 11, 2012
|Veggie fields at Pete's Greens. Oil on hardboard.|
For the past week here in Lake Placid, I've been concurrently working on two paintings: an oil painting, and a watercolor. This works well because oil paint dries slowly and often I need to give the painting a day or two to dry before I can continue working on it without the lights and darks getting all muddled together. I suppose I could have done two oil paintings at once, but its fun to switch back and forth--both mediums have their pros and cons.
Both of these paintings presented challenges to me--I had to re-do the rows of seedlings quite a few times before I was satisfied. But the baby goats were especially hard. Its hard enough to capture the essence of one creature--let alone a whole bunch at once. I'm still not happy with them! I think I should start doing more animal paintings--they're a good challenge.
|Baby Goats. There's no way they would have been in a row|
like this without a fence. Maybe I should have painted the