|Portrait of Cecilia - 6 x 6 Oil on Arches Oil Paper
30 in 30 day 7. This is actually a portrait I did a few weeks ago at my weekly figure painting group. I was having trouble with my canvas, as I had only applied one coat of gesso, and the paint was just getting sucked right in. So I pulled out my Arches Oil Paper, which I had not had occasion to try yet. Well, it kinda sucked the paint right in also, but I kept going and I am pretty happy with it. Her face looks like oil, but the surrounding areas look like watercolor.
Another thing I found was that the paper doesn't take varnish well, it sucks the varnish in too. So the areas with thicker paint are glossy, and the surrounding areas matt. Well, I guess it was a good experiment. I am still going to enter this one into a local show, along with another figure painting. I haven't entered any shows in over two years, so excited to get back into that too.