Sennen Cove, Cornwall, oil sketch
Sennen Cove, Cornwall, sketch in oil paint, Vivien Blackburn
I really like sketching directly in oil paints, it allows alterations and changes, layering, scratching through ..... so adjustable :>)
This is an oil sketch in my sketchbook. I rather like working on paper - I know it isn't archivally sound but it's a sketch - and Toulouse Lautrec and Degas did it - so it'll do for me! I can close the page when I've finished and get a slight print on the facing page but the pages don't stick and it doesn't harm the painting at all - I can then work on the next page and the next .......
I use Griffin Alkyd quick drying oil paints for this and they are dry by the next day. Done with a palette knife for ease and speed.
This is a view of a section of the bay shown in the previous watercolour but this time on a sunny day with vividly blue sea - I do love the way it changes colour.