Hello there. It has been awhile since I last posted a blog, though I've continued to paint all along. I tried my hand at oil painting for the first time, about six weeks ago, I was not thrilled. The painting turned out ok, but I was not prepared for the smell of the paints and thinners, (even the odorless kind) and cleaning the brushes was a constant pain in the butt . Then when I finally finished it, I was astounded to learn how long it took my painting to dry.
With acrylics it usually takes me a day, or maybe two, tops. By the third day it is framed and hanging on my wall, or if I'm lucky, on it's way to someone who has purchased it; I'll go back and try the oils again. After all, I've invested money to get the paints, and thinners, etc. But after that's gone, I'm done.
I was put here on earth to learn patience and I admit I am still trying to earn a gold star in that department. But I'll keep trying. I'm only 75 , but I guess I should try a little harder,. My meter is running, you know.