Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 - Day 28 of 30 in 30 challenge - "Full Tilt"

When participating in a 30 in 30 challenge, I always try to challenge myself to try something "outside the box."  This is my 4th challenge, and I took on oil paints - my frenemy from long, long ago. The challenge is nearly over and I have to say I am actually smitten with this maddening medium!  I'm falling hard for the intense color and the depth the oil paints seems to insert into a painting without even trying.  The texture and the smell of the paint makes me happy.  Who knew this could happen??  I would have laid odds against this......very big odds.

So for these last few paintings I'm challenging myself to use neutral colors - another option I had when choosing my hand for this latest event.  So here's the first painting using Torrit Gray (think gunk), white and black oil paint.  I'm on a roll for houses all of a sudden.....is a move in my future??

"Full Tilt" - oil paint on unstretched canvas - 5" x 5" - SOLD