painting over old oil paintings
11/02/16 13:18 Filed in: The process...
For some reason I love this theme...
I started these paintings years ago and have lost interest in the idea so I'm painting over all of them. I am also trying to use up my old oil paints. I had set aside oil painting because I can't seem to ventilate well enough in the house when I paint.
I like to use mineral spirits as a thinner. If I paint in the basement the dryer burns off the vapors making the clean clothes smell like turpentine.
"Ugh! Now I have to wash everything again!!"
Yesterday I painted in the kitchen. I opened the window and lit a candle trying to burn vapors and ventilate. Later I turned on the stove and had the same problem...turpentine! I had to burn off the mineral spirit vapors in the stove before I could cook dinner because no one would want to eat food that smells like turpentine.
I'm going to try the upstairs bedroom today.
I kind of wish I had left the face as part of a landscape design. Oh well!
More changes to come...
Hmmm...what should I do with this sketch?