Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Little Shaker--Original American Still Life Oil Painting

This little 5 x 7 oil painting is one I began working on last spring and finished this summer. It took me a while to complete because it was created using a glazing technique that requires drying time between each layer. Since oil paint can take a week or longer for each layer of paint to dry, glazing is a time consuming endeavor. It begins with a value painting using eight shades of gray. You can see the painting here just before the color glazing began. I allow each color to dry completely before adding the next color. In this case the background received several layers of yellow before adding the blue of the glass. So, even though this painting is small, the effort to create it was large. It is for sale at Etsy this month for $35.00 plus $6.50 for shipping to US addresses. You can purchase it by clicking here.
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