Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I've been experimenting with the oil paints. Especially noticed that I have to be extremely conservative when I add darker colors while in the proccess of of mixing to obtain a desired color. It can change the tone a great deal, but with a little patience and some wasted paint from my failed attempts, I'm managing to get where I want with it. Once I get a paticular color, I dilute it with orderless mineral spirits so that it gives the wood a stained affect. Just learning and creating. I like to place the frames around the picture occasionaly as I go, in order to help me decide what colors I am going to pull from the picture for the small matte pieces and the frame itself.


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