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Monday, November 25, 2013

Cutting Up, Oil Painting, Apples

My website was updated with a "new" painting, Cutting Up, oil, on wrapped canvas.  I have painted apples many times.  I usually paint apples when I don't know what else to paint.  This painting was started some time ago when I was trying to jump start my muse.

Cutting Up
Oil on wrapped canvas
16 x 12 inches $345.00

Framed in gold floater frame.
You can see this in person at the First Friday Art Walk, December 6.  It hasn't been on display anywhere else, yet.

I finally have the painting to my liking, although the table top is more yellow than it shows in my photo.  I enjoy painting with oils so that I can get out a big brush and "smoosh" (technical art speak) the paint around.

It seems that these M. Graham oils (http://mgraham.com/products/oil/) made with walnut oil are some oils that I can use without headaches.  They are solvent free.  I bought a starter set of 5 colors:  azo yellow, phtalocyanine green, ultramarine blue, naphthol red and titanium white.  I usually paint with a limited palette anyway, so I am not too limited with these paints.  Now that I find they are OK for me to use, I may purchase Graham equivalent of alizaron crimson or permanent rose and a purple.  I also like a very light green for light in the sun.  I don't care to wait for oil paints to dry but these did come with a walnut alkyd medium to make them dry faster.  This isn't varnished yet, do you think I should varnish it with flat or shiny varnish?  I usually go for flat so there is no glare from across the room.  Some people don't think it looks like oil unless it is shiny like the old paintings.   Hmmmm.


Bag Blog said...

I don't like waiting for oils to dry either. But I do like the texture of oils. Love the apples.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, I think we are both impatient for doing oils. I don't know how you paint with watercolor so well. Hmmm. Thanks on the apples. As I always say, "I like painting them and then eating the models."

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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