I hope you are doing better with your New Year’s resolutions than I am. I signed up for Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge and I am already one day behind. Not to worry! I will post 2 paintings today.
In this study I am experimenting with Arches Oil Painting Paper. Painting on paper definitely has a different feel to it than painting on canvas or board. When using thin washes of color it seems to drink up the paint a bit, but the colors remain very vibrant. The first application has the appearance of an intensely rich water color. Although the feel is not as smooth, thick brush strokes of paint rest nicely on the surface. I am also very pleased that the paper doesn’t warp or buckle. So far, so good!
If you would like to learn more about the challenge or the oil painting paper, here are some links.