I like my oil paints “dry”.
While working on the first session this morning I’ve come to the realization that I like keeping my oil paints as “dry” as possible. Not a lot of medium, or none at all.
I like the bristles on the brush splayed out, except when doing very fine detail, making brush marks through the whole painting. There is something more natural about doing it this way. As soon as I add medium to the paint it gets applied to the canvas in a smooth patch like painting a wall with a roller. No texture at all.
What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!
1.5 hours of focused work on this painting.
What needs work? What did you learn?
The best sleep I can get and focus effectiveness tomorrow, all day.
How am I going to Optimize moving forward?
Commit to my shutdown, relax, get some great sleep and plan tomorrow before bed.