Sunday, July 13, 2008

Oil painting

Well, I missed a week. Actually, I was busy clearing clutter from my studio so I could find a space to work. That done, we had house guests... enjoyable guests so it wasn't a burden. We did some artist things like visit the Art Museum one day and a friend's studio the next. Once they were on their way I did a couple quickie things while I continue to work on a couple of major pieces. The wetcanvas web site had a challenge... work on a different surface... so I did. I hadn't worked in oil for a very long time so I tried two little 6"x6 pieces... both on wrapped canvas (the type that doesn't require a frame.) The first is with Shiva Paint Sticks and a brush, the second is watersoluable oils done with a palette knife. Both of them were great fun... I just may try a few more oils.


Shez said...

Oh, I missed these. They are lovely Helen. I like the texture and colors in the oil. Yes do some more. Gallery wrap is the best. Just sign it and hang it!!.

Joan said...

I love how you do some of everything!! I like the textures you have in these!!!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Thank you Sharron and Joan. The voice of my mother and grandmother saying "jack of all trades, master of none" is finally getting fainter.