Every month Betty, Rynda and I get together at my studio and do an oil painting project. We mostly are trying to become better painters so we usually either do a Richard Robinson workshop or we analyze a painting that we all like and think is interesting and attempt to paint it. (Of course we don't sell these paintings.)
Problem Solving for Oil Painters by Gregg Kreutz. We all admire the way he paints and this book is a really good source of information. We decided on this inspiration painting from this book that you see on the monitor:
I decided that I would experiment with some textures in the background so I stenciled in some
Wood Icing for texture for my underpainting. I think it actually gave it an interesting effect. I might use it again. I used to use it all the time with my acrylic paintings.
It's really not one of my favorite paintings but I think it turned out to be a
good likeness to the original so therefore---a success!
So another fun day with the paintin' gals!