|©2013 R.L. Delight,"Solstice Turbulence", 6"x6" oil on copper.|
I am pushing myself a bit and am using some different approaches to painting than I have in the past. Whenever I try a new-to-me painting technique or approach, I hate it. Knowing that, I make myself try it several times before deciding if it is something I want to add to my tool box. So here, I am trying to use more paint and I am trying to think about my brush strokes. I actually am enjoying myself as it feels more like playing.
One of the nice things about not having to worry about producing for a gallery is that I can take as much time as I want to experiment without the pressure of needing to have finished work for sale. The downside is, I don't have finished work for sale (or not very much)! I do need to start thinking about that so this piece will be going up for sale soon. I do want to let it sit for a couple of days to study it. I don't want to tweak the painting too much and lose the energy of the work.
If the clouds continue to be so stunning, I will go out again to paint, maybe even another copper.
I am off to walk my Twill dog and wrap up the day. I will leave you all with a picture from my "office" this morning.
|A view of my office on the Northern Oregon Coast.|
Wow, lovely painting...and lovely "office". The clouds must be something grand right now.
I positively love this one on the copper. Your clouds must be epic, we;ve had some pretty spectacular ones here too lately. Seems to me the new techniques are going well! :)
Thank you Dana and Theresa! The epic clouds have moved on and our usual lovely gray cover has returned. No complaints though as I enjoy the soft light. Back to painting in the studio over the next couple of days while I work then another four days off to paint!
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