Friday, January 17, 2014
Half Way to 30 in 30, Food Paintings, PPF
Paint Party Friday: Day 17 of 30 paintings in 30 days
Topic: Food, or Culinary Delights
“Happy Birthday Cupcake #1”
Oil, 6” x 6” on canvas panel
I just finished an intense 3 day workshop using oil paints with a palette knife taught by Leslie Saeta in South Pasadena, CA. Great fun, and I learned a lot, especially about marketing my art, pricing, selling on the internet and improving my web site. Now all I have to do is implement the ideas starting today!
This cupcake is my very first oil painting ever. It is not dry yet, and won't be for awhile. That's one thing I don't like about oils. My acrylics are dry by the time the day's painting session is over, not cured, but dry. The palette knife technique we learned was really interesting but it does not work with acrylics very well at all. The oils give me a headache and nausea, even the ones that are water based, so I am not sure how I will do any more oil painting, but I may try wearing a respirator.
See more of my 30 day paintings in 30 days here.