I have been having a blast with these triptychs on paper
I had the need for a larger piece of painting paper recently so I bought a pack of 10 Arches Aquarelle paper. Its lovely stuff that is not just for watercolor.
I have been painting with oils on it too. I start by taping off my sections to be painted.
In order to paint with oils on anything, the surface has to be primed with Gesso.
From there I use thinned oil paint which makes for quicker drying.
I did a vertical and horizontal triptych as well as a conventional rectangle.
These will be matted also.
I can't tell you how much I am enjoying painting with oils but I have to dig very, very deep to be patient. They take so long to dry and making revisions to anything sometimes requires waiting several days. I am very impatient. Call me Veruca Salt because I don't care how, I want now when it comes to many things and painting is at the top of the list.
It took some digging this week not to rush this painting that I finished yesterday afternoon. Oils can take me a week or more to complete which is slow for me. I think its worth it.
|"Remembered blossoms" oil on canvas by Kerry Steele 24 x 30|
I have gotten over my paranoia and taken my Instagram off of private. You may follow me and see lots of paintings in progress and the occasional plate of food. I am making a croquembouche next week and fail or triumph, it'll be there.