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After the Rain

11 Sep 2020

I was trying to use up some of my really old oil paint tubes (30+ years old). While I’d like to blame that for this effort that I don’t think turned out too well, but it may have just been poor technique



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Super moody, I love it

I think that this looks very raw but this is not bad at all as this rawness gives incredible boost to the imagination to do its thing. The blue-green area has absolutely amazing perception of the rain and forest and pine trees with the foggy feel to it.

May be those old paints still were a bit too liquid for this technique?

I actually think they were more viscous. I probably should have thinned them a bit. These were Grumbacher oils that were over thirty years old. I have been usingmthe Bob Ross paints and I do notice a difference. I think I'm going to try a couple more with the old paints, mainly because it seems wasteful to toss them, I just need to find the right painting for them

The light shining through the blue deep forest is mesmerizing! I cannot stop looking at it.

Of course go for painting something with those older paints. This will be a good practice to try new styles and mix various consistency of the paints and see what will give you interesting feelings and interesting results. .

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