Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"Moon Day" Itty Bitty -Sold
Today, I've been working on a couple bigger paintings, so I painted this itty bitty so I could have a finished painting to show you. Don't get me wrong, this itty bitty took quite a bit of time to do. Smaller canvas, smaller brushes, still takes some time. Another unusual for me, this painting was 3/4's of the way painted by looking at it as a vertical rather than a horizontal. A little exercise for my head... that was fun. The grassy part was on the right most of the time I was painting this.
Safflower oil... I looked in "The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques" 5th edition, revised and updated 1991... even though the whites are whiter with safflower oil, ..."it is a fair replacement for linseed oil in artists' colors but its resistance to age --embrittlement-- is not expected to equal that of linseed oil."
The book did not say how long, but that must be the reason we see linseed oil being used/sold in art supply houses, rather than safflower oil. Now, what is used in the medium for aqua oils?