Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Back in October 2010, during my Artist in Residence week at the Nature In Art Museum and Art Gallery in Gloucestershire, UK; I started a painting of a camel and rider. This was an experiment for me to try out water-mixable oil colours for the first time to see if they were the answer to my question of what paints I would take to Botswana for my field trip. Although they work and look like oils, they are formulated so that water can be added to thin the colour for easier blending and also for washing brushes afterwards. This makes them more environmentally friendly than traditional oils, yet still giving me all the advantages of them, and that was what I was looking for to use in such a situation.

I have since finished the painting, but had not got around to posting it here on my blog… so here’s the final piece… it’s a small painting on stretched canvas (40 x 30cms).

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