I have been working in oils lately. Something I have avoided before. I love acrylics, the way you can use watercolour techniques, washes and transparent layers, but I thought I would give oil paint a go. Well turns out I love it! So soft and clean, and the fact that each layer takes time to dry gives me time to reflect on each work. The panic I always feel when working against the clock with acrylics drying so fast is gone.
I came across this image back in my archives today and was reminded of when I discovered the work of Elizabeth Mowry. Her pastel work is extraordinary and beautiful and this crazy poppy painting was inspired by her book 'Landscape Meditations'.