Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Anyway, I think the goat is done now and he has to stay dry for about 6-8 months before I can put on a coat of varnish. That is one of the disadvantages of working with oils.
I have a few more weeks of painting classes and I have two more oil paintings in process, but today I'm going to work on an acrylic one I'm doing from photos I took at Arches National Park (Utah). I am having some difficulty with the color of the cliffs, but I looked in a book that I borrowed from the library ("Painters of Utah Canyons and Deserts" by Donna L. Poulton and Vern G. Swanson) and I guess I can make my art any color I feel like making it. That is the advantage of being an artist. I will try to make the painting somewhat realistic, but you'll have to wait to see it until I am closer to finished with it.
I posted both of the new paintings on my website in case anyone wants a card. (Goat, Dancers) I also noticed that I had not put any Chanukah cards on there, so I added a few today. Chanukah starts at sunset on Wednesday, November 27th.