|"Sublime in the City" 9 1/2" x 6 3/4" oil on gessoed watercolour paper, artist Gwen Duda, ©2015|
Well here's the official first painting of 2015 and it's a lovely one in oils. I wanted to do a study that particularly focused on beautiful, colourful grays with just a few hits of more pure hues. This is the result.
|Study of gray mixes from pure hues, leaning blue, green, yellow and purple.|
But first I did a some mixing of pure hues and mixed down with white. Just look at how beautiful some, if not most, of these are!
|This is the designated oil area of the studio. Sadly these aren't all the brushes either.|
And above, is where the oil magic happens - in one corner of my studio. I use NO solvents what-so-ever in producing my oil paintings so what you see in the jars above (besides brushes) is pure (expensive) artist grade walnut oil to clean my brushes. I then wash them out with soap and water. Depending on the amount of brushes I use (well over 40 sometimes) it can take close to an hour and a half. Anyone interested in a no-paying internship being my brush washer?
And that's the latest from Gwen Duda Studios!