Saturday, October 23, 2010

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New Oil Painting: Waiting for a Title

I love acrylic, encaustic, mixed media, etc. I used to paint large and small pieces in oil but I haven't done so in a long time. Partly I've been having fun exploring other media, partly it's the mess, and partly I needed a break from the long drying time. Lately I have been missing oil a lot and have decided it's time to get back to this demanding and incomparable medium. The above is a new oil painting. Can't wait to do more.

Maybe "Waiting for a Title" is the title.

Last weekend I went to the "European Flea Market" across from Monticello Antique Marketplace on SE Stark St. This event was a benefit the Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund and The Oregon Rescue Fund. It was a great opportunity to give to good causes and to hunt/gather. One of my PSU students was very involved in the project. Good work, Kate!

Some of my Flea Market Booty

Had to get a grab bag. Wonder what all is in it. Let's see!

Yum--lots of old lace, an old playing card, ribbon, a vintage button, several white buttons and some dark ivory card stock. I can use this stuff for sure!

If you are near the Montavilla area of Portland, do stop by Monticello Antique Market. I'm fortunate that I can walk there from home and often do, especially when I need a visual pick me up, or to replenish supplies. You never know what you'll find...


Dyche Designs said...

Great oil painting. My sister paints with oil and I always have great respect for those that use that medium. I just don't have the patience for it which is why I use acrylics. One of these days I might have to give it a try though.

Serena Barton said...

Thanks, Kathryn. Yes, oil painting takes a lot of patience, and I don't always have that! I plan to work on an oil painting in between working on pieces in other media. We'll see how it goes:)

Anonymous said...

Next time I visit I want to go to that store. Where you got all the lovely cool stuff. *sigh*

Jessica - Domestic PDX said...

Gorgeous! I've yet to try painting with oils, but I'm looking forward to taking the plunge one day!

Dayna Collins said...

Monticello is one of my favorite Portland stops. I haven't been to the sale across the street, but it sounds like it was a great event for a good cause.