One thing that I have had to come to terms with while painting in oils is the length of time it takes for them to dry. I believe that mediums such as Liquin from Winsor & Newton can be added to speed up the drying process but for the time being, I’m happy to explore with the paints in their natural state until I get a feel for them.
So for now, you might notice a delay between my painting posts. It’s not that I’m not painting, it’s just that I’m waiting for the paint to dry a little before moving the paintings for recording. Trust me, behind the scenes, I’m painting like a woman possessed such is my new-found love for this medium.
Here’s a painting that I completed the other week, it’s now touch dry so I’m able to handle it for photographing. I’m still feeling the siren call of the sea, especially the rough wild waves that get whipped up in the winter months coupled with brooding stormy skies.