Red acrylic on 18" x 24" canvas for first layer.
Thin oils applied rapidly with big old fat bristle brushes.
Third layer, painted pots on left.
18" x 24"
This is the first oil I've done in a few months because of my new-found pastel obsession. Pastels have forced me to "see" color in a new way. It was a compliment when my husband asked, "Is that a pastel?" when he first saw Blue Pots. With oils, the colors are not in front of you and each has to be mixed. With pastels, colors that I would never think of mixing are in front of me like a tempting box of candy. What joy! Pastels have "pushed" my color sensitivity into a brighter range. Rather than reproducing the colors I see in front of me, I'm more experimental and intuitive with color selection. And all because of working in a different medium for a while.