I used gessoed heavy watercolour paper here as the substrate. When a watercolour does not work and is heading for the reject bin, I use the quality heavy paper, give it a couple of light coats of clear gesso and it's ready for use with acrylic or oil. This painting, oil on paper 7x10 ins, is a study of a field with the grass just been cut for silage and the farmhouse in shadow. Palette knife and brush.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
A farmhouse in shadow, oil on paper, by Joseph Mahon
at 5:50 AM
It's never too late to learn new things, it is often said. I have been painting all my life, and decided to embrace technology and show my art work online. I love watercolour painting and oil painting. The subjects that attract me are varied, from a landscape to a seascape. Genre scenes of everyday life, beach scenes and figurative.