oil on canvas 5X7"
Oil on masonite 5X7"
These are the last two paintings I posted for the 100 Paintings Challenge. Every time I am ready to post, I get stressed out. The blog suggests that you stick with one medium instead of trying to "master" more than one. When I started the challenge, I had intended to just use my watercolors. I have been taking some time with the oils also, and when I paint with oils for a few weeks, I don't have new watercolors to post. Why waste the oils and not count them? They are still paintings that I am painting, and learning from. Many/most of the main ideas of painting are shared between mediums such as perspective, value, shadows, etc.
Well, as you can see, I did decide not to discount the oils I have been doing since they are definitely learning experiences. Some of the other participants have included sketches, pen and ink, acrylic, and watercolor- so why not oils and watercolor? Why must I over think everything, anyway?
Now that I have had my morning stress, time to enjoy my coffee and crossword puzzle!