Saturday, January 30, 2021

'Tis the Season

6"×12" oil on linen canvas (sold)
 I couldn't resist painting this scene from a photo my son-in-law, Clint, sent to me last month. This was a view along side one of Southern Iowa's country roads.  There really was all this color early that morning.

I tried something new with this work......instead of using mineral spirits alone to thin my oils when blocking in the subject, I used a mix of equal amounts mineral spirits,  fine linseed oil, & varnish.  I plan to use more of this as my medium in future studio work.  I'm anxious to try it painting outdoors as well.