Oil on Canvas
This painting is loosely based on one of my previous paintings Journey that I painted two years ago. I'm beginning my experiments with using translucent color and thought I would use this composition as a model. Using translucent color is a new thing for me since it requires the building up of layers. Each layer changes the next and I feel that there will be much experimentation with this new process.
I first became interested in using translucent color when I read a book by Albert Handell years ago when I was doing pastels. Albert Handell is a master at painting pastels and oils. The reason I was reading his books was to further my study in the area of pastel landscapes. But his oils caught my attention. They seemed to glow. I believe it was from viewing his oil paintings that I decided to teach myself how to do oil paintings. I've been doing oil paintings now for five years and feel I'm at the point where I want to put the time into further experimentation of this technique.
With anything new, it takes me a while to accomplish my goals. It seems I'm forever learning and probably will never stop. In the meantime, I'll be posting what I learn along the way.