My First Oil Paintings

Kansas Wheat Field

After a few years of dabbling with watercolor painting, I took up oils in June of this year. It’s been an interesting experience, as the two mediums are quite different. On the other hand, color theory, use of tonal values, etc. is common to both approaches. The cost is definitely higher, though not as bad … Read more

A Painterly Kind of Day

A Painterly Kind of Day

The winds were howling and gusting all day, so I spent the afternoon dabbling with my watercolors. I painted 4 copies of an exercise designed to build skills with layered washes. Part of why I did multiples is so that one could dry while I worked on another! I also have ended up with a … Read more