It has been quite a while since I have got out my oil paints – maybe years! I had always loved painting with the rich and creamy oil paint but the length of the drying time was the reason I went to acrylic paint. I was always in a hurry to complete my works.
Don’t get me wrong, I love acrylic paint – they are so versatile and fast drying but OILS are just wonderful and the oil colour is so vibrant and the texture is so silky and organic – I have fallen in love with Oils again!
SO I will just have to get used to taking life at a slower pace when I work in Oil. Naturally I will continue to paint in acrylics as well.
Below is the first large oil painting I have finished since my return to this medium.
Nymph in the Rainforest.
I have just completed my largest painting ever! A large Abstract Triptych.
I was commissioned to paint this piece for a very large wall in my client’s living room.
The brief was that it had to be bright and colourful and large!
The final piece (made up of three canvases) measures 1600 mm deep by 350o mm wide when hung.
After collaboration with the client, it was eventually decided to use bright oranges, lemon, purples and greens to cascade across the canvases.
There is a suggestion of creeks and fallen leaves and in the background rain forest trees through a mist.
Abstract tree roots and drooping fronds of palm berries finish off the piece.
This commission was enjoyable to complete and the client loves the work so everyone is happy!