I've been playing with a new medium this week - water soluble oil paints. At the same time, I am working on my skills - not just portraits, but what I am really working on is seeing values and painting shapes. I'm beginning to see things differently.
You tube is a bonanza of painting information. Tons of lessons there for whatever you want to learn in regard to painting and drawing. I love the idea that there are artists in the world that are willing to share what they know.
I'm liking these water soluble oils. They are like butter. Mind you, I haven't painted with regular oils, so I have no comparison. Its totally new to me to be able to blend and mix colors on the paper. It doesn't work that way in wax. My first tendency is to not use enough paint. For some reason that is difficult to use enough paint - why is that? Its not like I don't have enough, yet I don't use enough. I'm also learning that I must be more patient. I tend to not be careful enough with my colors and mix a bit of mud. I came back the second day on this one, which was good for her eye, but not for her nose.. Will share more next week! Happy Friday