It feels so good to be out of my creative-rut. Although now I am being challenged in new ways. You may have read my last blog “Revival of the Arts” where I share my first (real) attempt with oil painting. Since then, I have started a new collection of 5 Canadian Landscapes (or 8 if you include the first 3 oils of Lake Ontario).
I took advantage of a 4:30am wake up during the weekend (I just could not sleep), and got to work sketching out these landscapes from old photos of past road-trips up north and out west. Mostly these are Rocky Mountain landscapes, but the medium size one is of “Old Woman Bay” a very famous view along Lake Superior:
My love for oils is real. They are so smooth, and creamy, and know how to “hold their own” in a way that acrylic cannot compare. Blending and brush texture are a bit of a learning curve for me right now (some paint brushes are TERRIBLE!), and I feel like I am rediscovering my style. Wanting to transition from acrylic to oils with a similar look, but new feeling to the work. I love the glow of the oils, and am excited to see this series come to life.
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