with 100 lb sculpture
I have also been painting as fast as I can... below is a small oil painting that I was actually fairly happy with. I have plans for a couple more paintings along these lines. I have been experimenting with a water soluble oil paint that can be mixed with acrylics. (I know, I couldn't believe it either!) I have actually not been brave enough to try mixing it with acrylics yet, but I love the easy clean up of water soluble oil paints! I need to do a few test mixes next week when I have a little more free time.
6 x 12
Oil on Board
And here is a strange thing I just had to share. (The science girl in me loves this kind of stuff.) John and I went for a walk yesterday morning and I came across this freakishly mutated black eyed susan. The stem is flattened out and twisted into a ribbon shape, and the center of the flower has grown elongated and curves into almost a complete circle. As a result, there is an increased number of petals that are growing out from the sides of the center in voluminous ruffles. I don't know if this is caused by disease or just a random mutation, but it is strange and fascinating no matter how it happened.
Crazy Mutant Black Eyed Susan