Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Fawn Cocker Spaniel Lying on Blue
I have it for sale on my website http://www.dottiedracos.com. It sells for $200, plus $25 shipping and insurance.
I'm finally getting back to painting full-time again. The next painting I'm doing is from some photos I took of a dragonfly on a fence. I think it will be a good painting -- I hope, anyway!
I finally am getting around, too, to start painting in water-miscible oils. I just bought a starter set a few days ago, and the dragonfly is the first that's going to have the oils. I plan to do an underpainting with the acrylic paints for a couple of reasons: First of all, I have a ton of them and feel I should use them all. But secondly, and more importantly, I want the underpainting to dry fairly quickly so I can continue the painting right away.
I guess with the oils (which I haven't used in many, many years because of the solvents in the older ones), I'll have to have several paintings going at once so that the paint layers can dry a bit in between each application.
I'll be sure to report on how it goes with the water-miscible ones. It'll be a fun new thing to try.