Examples from Complement Series Red and Green Oil Paintings



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23 thoughts on “Examples from Complement Series Red and Green Oil Paintings

        1. Haha! It was going perfectly. The sky, the greenery, the middles of the flowers….then I took a nap and it was all down hill from there. It was literally like I forgot how to paint! So weird! Painting scraped. 😀

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        2. darn! you know that sometimes when you aren’t in the zone, it looks and feels different and making ‘same day’ decisions aren’t good? Darn…..oh well, only you know best. Sometimes I try to make myself wait and put it away for a bit. Onto the next one, right?

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        3. The problem was…and I know this…it is my peeve…but I had put down an initial layer of darker petals. I’m a cold person so I keep the house around 75 or 76. Two hours in my house is enough time for my paint to form a skin which means anything I put down after the skins are formed causes skipping across verses melding of the paint layers…I think I would describe my style as more of a toll painting, single stroke so if I can’t get good strokes the first time, it isn’t going to work. And no, linseed oil does not help. It just makes the paint dry to a different sheen with less texture and looks wrong to me. It doesn’t meld with the under layers and I can see it! I wish I liked doing layered paintings. Would make things easier.

          I learned my lesson. Mid day painting nap is not a good idea for me.

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