Art by Erika Taguchi-Newton

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pumpkin Carver - Oils

Pumpkin Carver - Final
Oils - 8x10

I've been working on this painting for about week and half. I'm entering it in a local artist Halloween show at Bear and Bird Boutique in Fort Lauderdale, and need to drop it off tomorrow. I think this is my first piece ever that is going to hang in a public place (other than art school). VERY NERVOUS! To hasten the drying, my friend suggested DampRid. I put a bag of DampRid in a plastic container with the painting after every sitting. It definitely dried faster.

Here's my step-by-step:

Initial sketch
Pumpkin Carver - initial sketch

Final sketch
Pumpkin Carver - final sketch

First sitting
Pumpkin Carver - WIP

Second sitting
Pumpkin Carver - WIP 2

Third sitting
Pumpkin Carver - WIP 3

Final sitting
Pumpkin Carver - WIP 4



Edrian Thomidis said...

This turned out quite nice. You should be proud of yourself! I love oils, but don't have the patience to wait for them to dry. Although the water based ones dry much quicker.

Hope you are well!

Raven Girl said...

Thanks, lady! I usually take advantage of the drying time to try to plan out my next steps, cuz I tend to rush and make mistakes. But I needed this one to dry fast because of a deadline :) I haven't tried out the water-based ones. I always wonder, if it's water-based isn't it like acrylics (which I hate)?