Yesterday I said I would try something a little different, by way of giving myself a break from working on my son’s portrait. Much more impressionistic and looser in style, I decided I would recreate one of my digital paintings in oil. I’ve been wanting to practise painting skies and clouds for some time now, as I’ve not done a lot of landscape painting. I do like the effects you can achieve with oil when painting clouds, however, and how diaphanous you make them look just with the flick of a hog hair fan brush.
I was up early enough this morning that I caught the sun hitting the canvas as I snapped a picture – the apartment is like a cave throughout the rest of the day as we face almost due north. At least I like how the painting looks in daylight. It looked very grey-ish/green when I finished painting it yesterday evening, and was worried it would look too vivid by morning.
I might try another one today.