Grand Canyon Oil Paintings
by Michelle C. East
Just finished my painting for “Open Spaces” -12×24″ oil-this painting is for sale & available after the exhibit comes down in January!! More info about the “Open Spaces” Exhibit will be posted soon!
Water Soluble Oil Paints
I have been trying out water mix able oil paints (Windsor & Newton Artisan brand) on my new series of Grand Canyon paintings. Working with the water soluble oil paints is like working with acrylics, but with a much longer drying time. After you block in a thin layer (mixed with water) then you have to start using the water soluble Linseed oil, so that is not much different than regular oils.
I picked up a box of water soluble paints with mediums at a garage sale for $5, so I thought I’d give them a try! Another thing that is MUCH better is the LACK of smell/fumes! I’m sold on them!
Here is my current painting project, #2 in the Grand Canyon series. I have purposely chosen canvases with a 2:1 ratio to really give the feeling of the expanse of the Grand Canyon. This painting is still in progress (not finished).
Check out my cross-post from my art teacher blog on finding inspiration at the Grand Canyon:
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