So, what do I want to make today? My heart's desire is to create happiness, to love and be loved, to strive for serenity and peace of mind, to live in the moment. I want to make the world a better place, not by changing another person but by changing myself. Thank you Kim for your blessing. We reap what we sow in life, even if it's a late crop.
As I continue with my cloud studies as an exercise in oil painting, I'll pay attention to the bigger picture, the process by which art can heal!
|Stage #2 Underpainting | Oil on Linen|
Today, I'm painting on a stretched linen canvas. What a joy to paint on linen. Oil on linen has the feel of porcelain. I love it. I had forgotten how smooth the oil paint flows on a linen canvas. However, you have to paint in thin layers of colors and wait for each one to dry. This is good because it makes you stretch out you pleasure and enjoyment. I didn't undercoat this canvas with colored gesso. The first layer was applied last Thursday, and the second this morning. I painted around the edges like I do with acrylics but it's really problematic when using oils. After I did it, I remembered Mr. Saltzman's lessons.