I've been painting this oil for a number of days, trying to "get" it. I work things out on the canvas itself rather than beforehand. Harder with oils due to drying times though. I don't especially care for this one but I'd like to finish it.
Finally saw an image in my virtual photos for this third canvas I stretched. So I lay in the initial colors and shapes yesterday. The turpenoid seems thick and I wonder if it froze? My medium is just turpenoid and linseed oil. I have no Damar varnish. I wonder if that makes the drying time longer?? If anyone knows let me know. I read about Liquin as a medium. Has anyone had experience with that?? What is your medium mix for oils.
I also played around with a couple of paper collages that I may mount on canvas. Or may not.
The bird was made by a friend out of toilet paper tube! I thought to hang it from the paint stirrer that was left from Dad's paint stirring but now am not sure. I want to use that stir stick for something though. Lots of bird images on the blogs lately. Must be a spring image, eh?