I will be working on three or four oil paintings simultaneously for the next couple of weeks. Because oil dries so slowly and I want to use thin glazes, I need to wait until each layer dries to proceed. This means working on several paintings at once - helping my tendency toward impatience! Here are a few I've begun:
Here are two 11x14 drip background canvases with a white underpainting in oil. My client wants something with cannabis leaves in it so I will try that out in a few paintings and see how it goes. Now several layers of light color will give them some depth.
This 16x20 canvas below has a mottled (not drip) background. The white oil underpainting has now begun to be glazed over with color. This is about half done.
I have one more underpainting to do and then I will have four paintings going at the same time - a hedge against impatience. If I were painting them A la prima it wouldn't matter, but I want these to be glazed instead.
Stay tuned to see how these progress.