I finally cracked open my new oil paints today (they arrived last week). This is the first ‘coat’ on an attempt to paint the sheep jaw that I found on the moors. I’ll be doing more to this once the first coat has dried (however long that takes). It’s very exciting – I haven’t painted with oils since I was a teenager (and then I only painted a couple of things).
It was surprisingly difficult to crack open the tubes and get painting. There’s something about oils that make me feel I have to do a ‘proper’ painting i.e. ‘get it right’. Whatever that means.
But I really enjoyed using them. The feel is so different to acrylic. And I can do sgraffito! I’ve never been able to do that with acrylic – it dries too fast.