Figure in Oil

Another figure in oil that I feel didn’t turn out as well as it could have. I’m lacking focus on these latest paintings plus I haven’t quite figured out the exact materials that I want to use, or even the exact process. One thing is for sure, I’m learning a little each day.

I didn’t get started painting today until my day was almost over. That was the big reason why I didn’t have much focus. Starting a painting earlier in the day works best for me.

I’m thinking that my canvas needs to change also. I’ve been using gessoed paper and panels which do not have much tooth to them at all. This slick surface is causing a lot of sharp edges and not pulling the paint off the brush as well as I would hope. For the next painting I’m definitely going to move to a natural canvas.

Figure in Oil, setup

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