Thursday, November 28, 2013

Converse Low Tops

"Converse Low Tops"  6x6" Oil  Click to Buy
While most people are engaging in typical holiday activities, I have finally eeked some time to paint!

About 10 minutes into this painting I thought, gee, didn't do a very good job of lighting this - the subject matter is almost entirely in shadow, with no clear definition of the light/shadow areas, other than the cast shadow. Oh well ... stop yer snivelling and make it work (my favorite mantra to myself).  I decided to pull out the oils for a change of pace. I have a lovely stash of Williamsburg Oil paints that have been collecting dust since August, last used during my plein air NYC city gig.

Oils and acrylics, such very different exotic and wonderous animals. I don't think I will ever be able to choose which one I love better. I'm thankful for that too. Happy Thanksgiving!

2 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

You sure can paint. I am glad you dug out your oils but this would be great no matter what you used. The red makes it special.

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks Julie... oils are fun, but then again so is everything else!