oils

 

 I love the immediacy of watercolor, the sheer     translucence of color. But when I came back to my art after a long break, I found that what I really wanted was something to sink my teeth into. I wanted a challenge, and oil painting was certainly that for me after years spent mastering "saving the light" in my watercolors. At first I floundered, with these thick pigments- they felt heavy, and murky, and I couldn't find the light, let alone save it!  But I persisted, and found joy in the oily creaminess,  the luxury of layering, and the bounce of the canvas. Oils give me the versatility to create depth in color,  space in texture, and time in the endless layering of motion.

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