Londolozi, 6 x 6
While at the easel today, I kept thinking -- "I love oil paint!"
It's just so versatile... thin and sketchy, or expressive and juicy, or thick and sculptural. As a former watercolorist, I am always aware of the flexibility of oil. I can smusch edges, drag color into other areas, or just wipe totally off if needed. This afternoon, I probably should have been finishing some large paintings in progress, but instead, I did 4 or 5 small pieces (6 x 6) and just had a great day! It was nice to be enjoying the paint, and enjoying the freedom from "production" mode. When doing small studies, one is less committed to results, an attitude that often leads to freer, more soulful expression. For me, that's the ticket!
Les Aubergines, 6 x 6