My new painting: Girl with red flowers in her hair.

Girl with red flowers in her hair. Oil on wood.

Girl with red flowers in her hair. Oil on wood.

Finally over this past weekend I got some serious painting done, and I have now finished my new work. I hope you enjoy it .This is yet another change of style, but I´m  pleased with the result. I wanted to capture a degree of vulnerability and unawareness in this painting, as if the girl did not know her image was being painted,  and she has been caught deep in thought.  I hope that this come across.

However, apart from the style, the biggest change for me was that this painting is not painted on canvas. I have still used oils but it is painted on wood, which is a new thing for me. The biggest surprise was how much the wood made the oil paint move around. With a canvas, the paint will stay more or less where it is when you add some more to the top. In contrast, the wood made the first layer of paint move if I tried to add to it……..which made painting fun, and also changed the finished look of the painting quite significantly. I really like the silky smooth finish that the wood has given areas of the painting, with only the paint itself adding any texture.

The other thing I have noticed is that the drying time has increased a lot. In fact the painting is still very wet now, and it was difficult to photograph it without the wet paint causing a glare. As it is the first time I have painted on wood, I will have to wait and see how long it will be before it is completely dry. I have the feeling it may take a long time, as the paint this morning feels more or less as wet as it was when I used it…

I will definitely be painting on wood again; I liked the lack of grip compared with a canvas, and the way it was possible to move the paint around. The differences aren´t so obvious in the picture I took, but I will take another photo once it is dry and you will be able to see the finish better.

Also, this means that I still have my one large canvas left. I will use it next, but I really must try to get to Málaga to buy some more. I don´t want to have to start using the smaller ones.

I have a few things that I have to do today, so it will be this afternoon or more likely tomorrow before I begin the next painting, and now I’m back to where I was the beginning of last week: I don´t have an idea of what to paint next….

Have a good day everyone,

Judy xxx

About judymorrisart

Independent artist working with oil on canvas. I live and work in Málaga, Andalucía in Southern Spain.
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2 Responses to My new painting: Girl with red flowers in her hair.

  1. I really LOVE the expression in the eyes…

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