The Painting Report: September 2019

There’s a lot going on in the world of painting right now. Personally, I’ve learned about several inspiring painters recently that have somehow flown under my radar for years. So I’m making an effort to make sure that I’m better informed. This month I’ll be highlighting two painters that I hope you will take the time to explore and get to know. 

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Why You Should Try Painting On Paper

This article is for all of us oil painting nerds who love to try something new. In late 2018 I began to make oil paint sketches on paper. I hadn't used paper as a substrate for oil paint before, but was encouraged to give it a try by artist Angela Piehl. After completing my first experiments on paper, I was hooked. Oil Paper offers a quick and easy way to make expressive oil paintings and experiment with painting mediums. I love using it for my monochromatic oil sketches. They generate compositional ideas for my larger paintings and enable me to explore the vocabulary of color and movement. These new works on paper have been exciting to create and have energized my painting practice.

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