Work in Progress/Processes

I’ve painted the background for the portrait of my friend that I am making.


I made two. The smaller one is for testing, so that nothing could go wrong.


Only. . . I used oil paint on a thick paper. Yes, oil paint – thinly applied. For some reason, I feel like this will work. I’ve tried oil paint on paper before, well, on cardboard – the one used for packing boxes, corrugated cardboard. The thing can hold the oil paint good, maybe as long as it’s only thinly applied, like I always do. So I figured, I’ll do it here, on thick watercolor paper.

I’m going to use soft pastels for my friend’s portrait. I’ve used soft pastels and oil paint together before and it worked perfectly (I’m going to post it here as soon as I finished digitally fixing some scratches – it got scratched when we moved), but I used a thin layer of plywood -that I just picked up- as canvas.

So, because I used oil paint, and it takes really long to dry, I just let it dry the whole day. I think I can touch it again tomorrow.

Oh, yesterday I didn’t get to blog (despite my promise to myself that I will, each and every day) because I wasn’t feeling exactly well. Also I was working on something for a project a friend and I am currently preparing.

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