You might remember this one from last summer. I ended up finishing this oil portrait painting months ago, but I neglected to write a blog post about it.
She Won’t Let Go No 1 resides in Germany. The difference between the two paintings is great. The first one I did while I was taking a class with Misty Mawn years ago. Our assignment was to paint an animal. I’m not sure why I picked a chicken, but I did. I think I actually wanted to paint my favorite animal, a cat, but I know I’m not good at painting cats, so it stopped me from trying.
The first one was painted in acrylics. This one started out being painted in acrylics, but I quickly switched over to oils after the first layer. The acrylics just weren’t cutting it for this piece. It demanded a more sophisticated look, so oils it had to be.
Speaking of oils, I’ve been having trouble holding myself back from using them lately, but it’s usually something I use during the spring and summer months only. I like to have a bit of ventilation when I’m painting in oils because they give me a headache. Now that the weather has warmed back up into the 50s, 60s, and almost 70 the other day, I just might crack a window, and have at it. I need a fix.
Here’s a video of me painting the girl and her chicken. I’m linking to it just in case it doesn’t come through in the email for my subscribers. Speaking of subscribing, if you haven’t subscribed to my youtube channel then you’re missing out. I’ve been on a roll, and have been uploading a video every couple days. I don’t always remember or feel it’s necessary/relevant to post every video I make here. It’s best if you subscribe, so you don’t miss out.
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