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. 2, Departure), 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.
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.