Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cherry Tango (SOLD)

I decided to try my hand at oils last night. Admittedly, I'm not as familiar with oils as I am with acrylics, but there were some obvious aspects of working with them that I enjoyed - easy blending, easy manipulating, no build up of bumpy texture, a nice precision to brush strokes, etc etc. I could go on and on. The pigment load is much higher too, so a little goes a long way. I felt a bit clutsy at first, mainly because acrylics are the consistency of yogurt, and the oil paints I was using were the consistency of cold butter (how do you pick this stuff up?) I'm used to scooping up large blobs of "goopy" acrylic in one fell swoop - its not that way with oils. Bottom line is there are plusses and minuses to everything - its all about finding the best vehicle to express your artistic voice.

Cherry Tango
Oil on Canvas, 6x6"
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Eduardo Carpintero said...

Debes estar muy satisfecha con el resultado.

angela said...

Hi Patti
Curious what size brush you used on this one? I really miss the Thursday class and wondered if you are teaching somewhere else.

Patti Mollica said...

Hi Angela - I used 4 brushes - 1", 5/8", 1/2" and a skinny liner brush for some smaller detail. they are nylon brushes. I teach at my studio on monday mornings if you want to come over and join us - there is a link to directions to my studio, its on my website at and click on "my studio"
let me know - I'd love to work with you again! hope you are still painting regularly - patti

Patti Mollica said...

Eduardo - no habla espaniol except "Muchas Gracias!"

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Love the shadows on this, nicely done.