This is what an oil painter does, when she is in a slump!
For reasons that are too boring to talk about, I have found myself in an oil painting slump.
When I came to Florida, for three months this winter, I purposely left my oil painting supplies at home. I brought pastels, watercolors, alcohol inks, etc. My plan was to force myself to paint with media that was unfamiliar and awaken my creative juices. When I was back in the swing of things, I would once again turn to my oils.
Soooo, I created this little piece, for a challenge. The challenge was to use metallic colored pencils in a composition. The pencils are not saturated colors and the metallic aspect of them is not strong, so I decided to do a mixed media piece.
This is a combination of the pencils, alcohol inks, and a black sharpie pen. The hash marks are from the metallic pencils. The sharpie, should have been a wider tip, but I used what I had.
I found it to be a frustrating and fascinating project. Successful? Maybe not. But it got me back in the art mode, and I plan to work from here. I already caught myself thinking "I wish I had my oils here", so perhaps my little plot it working. In any case, I am happy I spent a few hours experimenting.