Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Give yourself a Painting Mulligan and sell more art

Art by Delilah

Pumpkin Wagon,fall landscape,farm
Pumpkin Wagon,fall landscape,farm, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: I painted this wagon a few years ago " en plein air" at a vegetable farm in Michigan. I remember the cold October day I painted it. I wore gloves with the tips of the fingers cut off to paint. I thought the original painting lacked texture so I went back last night and re worked it to see if I could add a little more interest to the work.I was working on a dry surface most of my paintings are done wet on wet so this was a little different for me. I oil the piece out to reduce friction and resaturate the colors. To do this I brush a thin layer of oil over the whole painting and then rub away most of it, leaving just a whisper of oil behind, When I paint over this, it has the smooth, easy application of wet paint. This extra layer of oil, also helps to fatten up any sunken areas of the painting which have become matte and unattractive as they have dried. This is a particular problem with the darks, which tend to be applied in a leaner way, either through thin application or by the addition of solvent.

So this my painting Mulligan for the day. In Golf you get one for the game, In painting there is no limit.

Sometimes it is a good thing to step away from a work a come back to it.

Pumpkin Wagon
8x10 oil painting on canvas mounted on a museum quality panel
Media: oil painting
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $100 USD
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Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love the re-work and great post. It's so true! Do we ever really finish a painting if we still have it in the studio? LOL! Until it leaves my place, I feel free to "tweak"!

Delilah said...

I always say it isn't done until it's sold.