veils of colour…

 

My first oil painting in nearly forty years! I love the soft veils of colour possible with oils. I normally work fast, hence my usual use of acrylics, but I so enjoyed this!

Untitled abstract, oil on canvas.

Untitled abstract, oil on canvas. Mari French 2014

 

Regular visitors to this blog will know I’ve been working in acrylics, with and without other media, for a number of years, so it will be interesting to see which way I eventually go now.

After painting this I enjoyed bashing acrylic onto another canvas, wiping off etc. Acrylic seems to appeal to the impatient exuberant side of me, whereas using oils I found calming, almost meditative. (unfortunately the light wasn’t great, hence the not very sharp photos).

Untitled abstract, oil on canvas. Studio.

Untitled abstract, oil on canvas. Studio. Mari French 2014

 

2 thoughts on “veils of colour…

    • thanks Jed! but yes, it is that long since I’ve used oils – couldn’t live with the smell of turps before but now there are low odour substitutes available so I thought I’d give it a go x

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