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View From My Studio Window

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Landscape Paintning, Oil Painting, Original Art, painting, Pastels, Realism, Uncategorized on December 1, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist


“View From My Studio Window” is another experiment with an oil wash under painting. The pastels were applied over the surface when the oil wash had dried. The board was primed with “Golden” Acrylic Ground for Pastels. It gave me a good tooth to work on after the oil wash had dried. I must admit, “Wallis” paper or some other commercial pastel surface does take to pastel more easily. This is the second time I have tried this. I may not go about it again in the same way. It created a challenge for me as I used a little “Galkyd” as an oil thinning medium and the surface dried a little glossy. The overall look of the picture has a more subdued coloring than my full oils do. I thought it would be the opposite. It just goes to show that we don’t know everything we sometimes perceive will be the outcome.