February 15, 2010

I've started painting my mother-in-law.

Well, thanks to the encouraging comments, on yesterday's blog posting from Myra an Karen, I got busy this morning and started the portrait I'm going to call "Waiting".   Right now it's in the oven for ten minutes, so the undercoats can dry.  I use Genesis Oils most of the time because I like to be ready to paint at any time.  With Genesis, the paint doesn't dry until you dry it.  This is perfect for me because my brushes always stay wet and ready to go.  Usually when I'm painting, I dry as needed with the heat gun, but today I wanted to dry the whole picture and take some time to write this blog posting.  Thus the oven.

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  1. love the oval canvas! looks like you are off to a fantastic start!

  2. hmmm.... a painting in the oven.... that's a first for me! I like how the contours of her face are shaping up.

  3. Hi Deborah, Genesis oils are heat set. They don't dry until they are heated, thus the oven. Try googling it to get a better explanation. I started painting with it after finding out a couple of my favourite artists use it.

    I love doing portraits. I'll have the right person for a while and then I loose them. Fortunately they come back after a few strokes.

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