Water miscible oils on Yupo. One of the hardest steps for me in using oils is that I lose my sketch lines and have a hard time finding them and redrawing with paint! I'm SO used to drawing and the graphite staying on the paper while I watercolor. Drawing this bike was most DIFFICULT for me and I didn't get it right, but figured I'd post it anyway. I DO like the way my pot and plant came out :)
This is a commission piece done for a local women's shooting group. Done in watercolor on Acquarello Artistico paper with WN paints. This painting depicts subjects common to the Antelope Valley (AV) which are it's beautiful sunsets, a large desert valley surrounded by mountains, joshua trees, poppies and the California quail. The group will be formatting this for a logo -- possible shape suggestion is a hexagon.
Watersoluble oils on Yupo. (The light line through this is not on the painting, it is reflected light from the photo I took.) This ref photo is probably too complex for someone who has not painted in oils (that would be ME) -- but I did enjoy the challenge. I'm still finding that I really like watersoluble oils on Yupo!!
Yupo version of lesson 4 from Nel's Oil Painting Class. It was difficult to get the sky in and to soften the cloud edges on Yupo. I have some ideas to try to improve this on Yupo the next time around. Ain't it fun experimenting and learning?! Roadway is too purple and since I was painting this side-by-side with the canvas version, that's the biggest boo boo on both of these landscapes.