Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ladscape 2009

I often feel that I lack something crucial as have not been to Art College. I try to compensate it by learning through books.I am doing some exercises from the books and this is one of them. I was also tired of thick galkyd I have been using for a long time and was looking for a change. The medium I have used here is 2 parts linseed oil, 1 part stand oil and 1 part mineral spirits. I call it Solution no. I.

I have not been trying to be van-goghish here, blame it on my new solution. It was liberating to use this one. Also I used a thick panel instead of canvas. Hope you like it.


VanDerHoekArt said...

It looks like this new solution really thins the paint because this almost looks like a watercolor. I like the brushwork in this, it's very expressive.

Thanks for the compliment on my blog. And Happy New Year to you too!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I did not attend art school either, and have tried to learn through years of study with other artists. Probably more artists learn this way than with a formal education, so find a group you can paint with. Most artists are willing to share their knowledge.

Your paintings are interesting and it is fun to watch you find your way and grow.

Happy New Year to you also.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Because you didn't go to art school, you are free to develop with true originality.
I don't think you are lacking anything! Your paintings are wonderful and you are obviously growing by leaps and bounds.