I now know why I'm enjoying painting in oils so much more than in acrylic. Most days
I have small blocks of time to paint. There are several stages of preparing a canvas,
putting down the preliminary drawing, sealing the graphite, value study in thin oil color,
then layers of paint and hopefully finding a way into the dog's personality.
These are still what I'd call "folk art". I'm learning my way around
painting from the basics. Oil paint is forgiving and using a bit of Liquin
speeds the drying time. I'm looking at brushstrokes of very good paintings.
Two paintings have sold in the past couple of weeks they've been in the shop. At this
rate I may be able to pay for paint and canvases as well as donate to the dog shelter.
I think I've found the best medium for the few hours I have to work at this point.