Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oil Painting Time!

Still life by Elizabeth Cummings, 1965

So, I have a little announcement: I've signed up to take my first oil painting class! I have a loooong list of things I want to learn: calligraphy, print-making, pastry-making, tap dance, etc. But whenever I look for classes, they are never at a time that's convenient for my schedule UNTIL a couple weeks ago when I spotted a four-week oil painting introduction. 

I've never painted with oils, and they scare the bejeezus out of me because it's a whole different approach to painting than watercolors. BUT I'm excited to try something new...who knows? Maybe I'm a secret oil painter. 

Painting by Emma Walker.

Have any of you ever painted with oils? Any hot tips? 

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