The Emerald Casket

My First Oil Painting!

Sort of. I used Shiva oil pastel sticks. And it wasn’t easy.

I had to build layers, first rubbing on the sticks then using a brush dipped in Gamsol to move the paint where I wanted it. Then I let it dry a day and came back to it again, adding another layer. The last layer, I chipped off pieces of the sticks and mixed them with Gamsol to make a paste and used that to finish painting with a little more definition.

Not sure what I think about the whole process yet.

One comment to “My First Oil Painting!”

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    September 7th, 2020 at 3:31 pm · Link

    I like it. Not a vibrant as some of your other things but it’s pretty.