Friday, November 15, 2013

Does Whiskey and Oil Painting Mix?

Art by Delilah

Morning Snow, Delilah

Morning Snow, Delilah, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: The snow has melted but we did have a nice covering for a few days. So when the snow falls it's time to put on your winter painting cloths and make foot prints in the snow. I am an oil painter for the most part but there is a group of water colorist called the whiskey painters that I am told put whiskey in their winter painting water to keep it from freezing.

Here is the real storey of Whiskey Painters of America.
Joe, traveling extensively for his firm, and longing to paint on these trips, devised a small palette out of an aspirin box, divided with plastic strips to hold his paint and devised a screw-together brush [like a pool cue] that would fit inside this small box along with strips of watercolor paper cut to about 4" X 5" so that all would fit neatly into his shirt pocket.
After business hours were completed, Joe would retire to the nearest "Watering Hole" for relaxation and friendly imbibing. He would then remove his small painting kit, and to the delight of the bartenders and patrons, produce one of his miniature masterpieces by dipping his brush into his glass of booze, which then he would give away......Needless to say, he was an instant celebrity, making many new friends and rarely having to buy a drink! His mini paintings, which he dubbed "   Whiskey Paintings",    
became a sought after commodity!
Too bad it doesn't work with oil paints because whiskey and oil just doesn't work. I do have a small 5x7 thumb box that I take with me that hold 5x7 canvas and  oil paints and I love it.

Morning Snow
oil painting on canvas that has been mounted on a museum quality panel
Media: oil painitng
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $100 USD
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