Breaking the Rocks

My first oil painting since January 2019.

How nice to enjoy that great smell of (water soluble) oil paint again!

Breaking the Rocks

The painting is kind of a sequel of this painting, from 2018:

I think the 2018 version is the best one, mostly because of the darker colours mixed into it.

But I needed something easy to get back into it, and this was perfect for the job.

I hope you like it, and are having a nice day πŸ™‚

18 thoughts on “Breaking the Rocks

  1. I agree with you. Love the 2018 version. I love my oils too but have not painted in oils since April 2019. Just realised this is 1 year πŸ™

  2. What are your thoughts on the water-soluble oils? I’m glad I made the switch. It definitely makes clean-up much, much easier, plus I like that I’m not breathing in toxic fumes. πŸ™‚

    1. I have about the exact same experience, Judith πŸ™‚ I got some really strong headaches after sessions using oils, and didn’t really experience any difference when switching over to water soubles. And, as you mention, it’s a lot easier cleaning up, both from the brushes and my hands πŸ™‚ Since I started using water soluble oils pretty quickly I didn’t get to try any quality brands of oil paint, though, but I can’t see me going back to it anyway πŸ™‚

      1. Yeah, the clean-up factor alone is enough to keep me using the water-solubles. What brand are you using? I’m still using my relatively inexpensive Mont Marte paints, and I’m really happy with them. I’ve added in some Winsor and Newton tubes now, too.

      2. I started out using Cobra, which I’m very happy with. I then found a different brand in Lucas, which I added to the mix. The Lucas paint is a bit thicker, but I do enjoy both of them. I haven’t tried Winsor and Newton tubes. Are they good? πŸ™‚

      3. I’m quite happy with the Winsor and Newton tubes. For me, it’s largely a matter of convenience. Instead of driving 20 miles to the next town to buy art supplies, I like to order from Amazon, so as I run low on my Mont Marte paints, I’m replacing the colors with Winsor and Newton — shipped directly to my door. LOL. It really is convenience, and yes, I do like the paints.

  3. Hi. Great painting which captures the freedom of the ocean crashing against shore. I have shared your painting with all appropriate attributions and link to to your post; scheduled for Friday. Best Regards.

    1. Hi, and thank you very much for all the kind words! I grew up by the coast, so this environment means a lot to me. I hope I’m able to represent it well.

      Feel free to share. That’s very kind of you as well.

      Wishing you a great day!

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