Saturday, June 28, 2008

"My First Oil Painting"

oil on card stock paper

This is my first oil painting I did when
I was about 11 yrs. old. I was trying to
figure out how oil painters could get the
paints to blend together so well without
having sharp edges between the various
colors and make it look natural. As a
youth I did some paint by number kits
and hated the outcome of the
paintings. Then one day I had an
epiphany...just try blending the two
colors side by side with a brush for a
smoother more blended look. I had
no canvas, so I painted clear nail polish
on card stock paper and this is the result.
The painting held up fairly well for 44 yrs.

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