I have been having so much trouble sleeping. I toss and turn and can't shut the brain down. Last night was one of those nights.
I decided to go out in the garage and find a board to paint on. I had a set of oil paints in the closet that I haven't used and figured last night was as good a time to crack them open as any.
I got my board and couldn't decide what to do with it ... then decided to draw quick sketch of an owl.
Please bear with me on this ... I have never oil painted before ~ this is my first oil painting ever ... this is a whole new medium to me. I've used acrylics in the past ... so I do have a little feel for painting ... but wow ... there is a BIG difference between the oils and acrylics! Oils are a lot harder to work with ... but I do like that they don't dry as fast as the acrylics ... giving me more working time. I know one mistake I made right off the bat ... not putting gesso on my board first. Learning by trial and error... that's the way I do it!
I worked on my owl for 2 hours last night before crawling into bed at 4:30 this morning. Here's what I have done so far ~
It's still a work in progress.
Woke up this morning to another beautiful dusting of snow. I just love watching the dogs run and play in fresh snow.
and after some encouragement from Sam ... she decided to run around a bit too
while Ashley cleaned off the car. I think Sam got the better end of this deal :)
I had to chuckle at Amber when she jumped off the driveway into the flower bed ~
I think the snow was a little deeper than she expected.
Amber and Rambo were sure having fun!
Time to fill the bird feeders ~ a chickadee is waiting for me ...
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.