Over the Christmas break I decided to have another go with my new toy – water mixable oils. While you don’t need to use smelly turpentine the paints still do have that “oily” smell about them. I finished my picture of Over Owler Tor and because it’s oil I’ve had to leave it for a week or so for the paint to be dry enough to move the picture around and take a photograph of it.
I realised when I started to paint again that I needn’t have used colours for the underpainting. I should have just used one colour, for example burnt umber, in varying degrees of strength to show the lights and darks – Oh well, you learn something new every time you paint. Look out for my next try!