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This is my second attempt with oil. The biggest challenge for me was getting the umbrella the way I wanted it to look and painting the wires. I do enjoy trying a new medium.


Thanks to encouragement from fellow artist and friend, Jay Bastian, I attempted my first oil painting. I followed the simple steps that Anne Kullaf had listed for alla prima painting on her blog, Loosen Up! Both Jay and Loosen Up are included in my blogroll if you want to check out their work. I painted a value study in burnt sienna and then painted my colors in next to each other so I wouldn’t get muddy. I had to retouch areas where I felt the paint was too thin or I did not like the brush stroke I had used. This was fun.