Oil Painting #2

I got the proper medium to use with the oils so maybe the next one will be better. This reminds me of a painting you’d do at one of those Sip ‘n Paint places where everybody does the same painting as the instructor. No, actually it’s worse.

I started out trying to do a fake Rothko. The paints didn’t really work with water as a medium. The black I added later was mixed with the proper medium (linseed oil). This improved the flow greatly.

In totally random fashion I’m throwing in this little watercolor from 1972. Not sure if I ever posted it. I framed it because I thought it was a good expression of “less is more”. I still like the way it captured the scene in a minimalist way. Back to the drawing board with the oils.

The young mom at the next register at Jerry’s Artorama had her cart filled with small stretched canvases, sketchbooks, paint; she said she’d been stuck in the house with four kids and wanted to be able to do art with them. She spent over a thousand bucks! Mom of the year in my eyes!


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6 responses to “Oil Painting #2”

  1. Jodi says :

    your art is so uniquely you, Nina. It is more fabulous than you realize!

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  2. memadtwo says :

    I was wondering how those water-based oils would work. But I like the transparency for the water. I also like that some of the branches of the trees look like birds.
    And the white space in the watercolor…I have trouble leaving space these days myself. Something to think about. (K)

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Beautiful and what a unique way of drawing. Great post.


  4. Sharon Mann says :

    I love your bold color and expression, Nina!


  5. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Top painting is my favorite – so well balanced with the birds and trees. Lovely! 🙂


  6. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    I really love the painting!! The colors and the background!


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