It is something I haven't done several years, and something I really wanted to go back to. And that is painting with oil paint.
I stopped painting with oils before I got pregnant. I didn't want to risk poisenous fumes to reach my baby. But that doesn't mean I didn't miss painting.
Despite the fact that I like painting with acrylics, oil paint does have that extra umpf. Maybe it's the possibility of fluently mixing colors. Anyway, now that our son is almost one year old, and the time for me has come to close the book on some things that have passed this last year, this is the perfect moment to go back to painting with oil paint.
This is the first painting of a new series, all meant to help me process. It will all become clear in time ;-)
Painting with Daler Rowney oil paint
Last December I celebrated my 40th birthday, and one of the presents I got was a gift card for Gerstaecker, an artist supply store. I always wanted to test water soluble oil paint, so I knew exactly what to spend my gift card on. To Daler Rowney water soluble oil paint.
This paint doesn't smell as strong as normal oil paint. And it mixes great on my palet and canvas. And indeed, by adding water you achieve the same effect you would normally get by using medium.
The perfect paint for this new series of paintings.