Tuesday, September 14, 2010

And now for something completely different.

I've been painting like mad lately. Painting things, not pictures.

It got me thinking that it's been ages since I painted something. It's been positively eons since I took up those evil oils that always seem to foil my lovely ideas.

So, what a nice surprise to have an oil turn out almost as it should. And to have it be a landscape (that pesky subject has eluded me since the dawn of time) has given me a proper smile today.

Hurrah for try, try, trying!

EDIT: I've had a REALLY productive morning and managed to do two more small landscapes.

Ha! You can see my strokes getting rougher as the day has progressed. I think I'll put those oil brushes down for the rest of the day... though I can't promise I won't pick up some other ones :)


  1. I'm glad to hear that at least *someone's* painting turn out as they should... lol...

    Mine always end up a little (or a lot...), um, off... from what I set out to paint. ^-^

    I love the rich greens. They're lovely.

  2. Absolutely lovely, especially the clouds.

  3. Wonderful! I have given up oil paintings eons ago. They were never my friend. Glad to see someone can master them!

  4. I very much like the one at the bottom... I'm always in awe of people who can paint... it's not my medium. I have lovely images in my brain, but they don't seem reproducible! LOL!