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Oil Painting on Wood! (Aug 17, 2012)

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

It's hard to believe I hadn't picked up a paint brush, with fresh oil paint on it, in almost a year. At times this bothered me, but I always did deep down know the desire to paint with oil would return. And when it did, it would come back new and exciting, yet familiar as an old friend.

The painting below was one I had started years ago. For the last number of years, the wooden canvas and the acrylic finger-painted foundation had been sitting in my studio waiting for inspiration to strike. (I had cut the wood myself, and though it's hard to see, had made 2 vertical cuts - approx. 5" in from each end. I intend to hinge this triptych all together..... so as always, stay tuned to see the end result). Intentionally, I approached the roughened-out image with what I had learned in the class I took last year. Expressive brushstroke, paint applied in a loose yet deliberate manner. What do you think?

23 3/4" w x 7 3/4" h I found the whole experience to be wonderfully freeing and thoroughly enjoyable. As this is just one of many layers to come (as I have an idea! (on where this painting is going)), please stay tuned. I look forward to sharing this process with you :)

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