January 14, 2011

To take the plunge or not? :-)

Continuing with my series of summer observations, I tried switching to oils for a change. I have bought a set of ready made gessoed hardboard panels from my last trip to the store, and they are a little too smooth. Kind of plasticky and I did not quite like Acrylic paints on them. Had a feeling that oils might work better and gave it a shot. And yes, I was right. These are extremely smooth and the oil paints just flow, painting themselves in the process :-)

To take the plunge or not?
Oil on board, 18 by 24 cms (7.1 by 9.4 inches)
© Nithya Swaminathan

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I wanted to get a little bright with the colors and have used a lot of cadmium yellow on her skin tones. I did not mix flesh tone but went with a very warm palette in general. I like it and would love to know what you think. This painting has no texture, zero! It is completely done with the brush. :) Let me know what you think.


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