May 25, 2011

Another Attempt at Dry-Brush Painting

This is a painting that I recently finished. Because I felt bad for not finishing those other dry-brush drawings of my friends, due to illness, I decided to work on another dry-brush painting. The most interesting thing I learned when working on this was the difference between using mineral spirits as a medium vs using linseed oil. Linseed oil applies the paint in an almost even glaze, and the mineral spirits actually pushed the paint into the grooves of the canvas making a more textured effect.

Similar to the other dry-brush paintings this was painted on a 12x16 canvas board. Entirely done in a dry-brush method of drawings using only rose madder (windsor newton) oil paint.

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