Oil and Water

I’ve always wanted to paint with oil colors. Hopefully, this year I will be able to paint a canvas or two. I have added oil paints in my last few compositions (Pink – de Kooning-inspired, Pink No. 2Departure), mainly for the opaque quality of the white. It served its purpose in those paintings.

Below, I painted blocks of unmixed watercolors. I applied white and yellow water soluble oils with a palette knife, to span the watercolors.

Watercolor and Oil: Abstract 011817

Oil and Water
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

The inspiration for this study came from the de Kooning Retrospective catalog. It wasn’t one particular painting, just the ones that used of blocks of color.

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