News From the Other Side of the Studio

[singlepic id=313 w=460 h=330 float=] At last, I've painted in oil again. It was a long time coming, between summer shows and testing out some new ideas with small pastel pieces, but I finally walked the two steps over to my oil easel and picked up a brush or two. Loved it, of course. I always do, although I'm still working out the bugs to make my studio lighting better for oils. Maybe a bank of north-facing windows and a skylight? Not likely since I'm working on the first floor of a two-story, 100-year-old house that I'm pretty sure would be seriously insulted by a remodel. As it should be.

Oh, well. Lighting considerations aside, I'm happy to have one more piece ready to help fill the enormous Kress Gallery for my oils show opening in May. The painting, Medusa, is a re-thought version of Medusa Study, the small pastel I posted a few weeks ago. Now that I've broken the ice a bit, I'm looking forward to more of what the oil side will bring.