Greek Sunset 2

Posted by Lidya Endzo Kun iLLa
I have more or less completed my Greek sunset.  I might add a bit more detail, perhaps some foreground ripples.

At art group, we are beginning to get ready for the Easter exhibition.  John is bringing in some fish pate for our lunch.  The rest of us will be bringing home made cakes to sell to help pay for the hire of the room, but John likes to provide lunch instead and I am looking forward to it.  Last year’s shepherd’s pie “with a Caribbean twist” was delicious.
Karen had been busy running off small posters and leaflets for us to hand out and put up everywhere we can, and she’d brought them in for us.

The parrot project had begun, and the group were looking through different photos of parrots when I arrived.  I chose mine, and will begin it next week.  Karen had begun hers already.
Kevin was using some interesting paints I hadn’t heard of before.  Genesis oils are oil paints that only dry when heat is applied to them from a heat gun (something that is normally only used for stripping paint).  They can stay useable for up to a year and are apparently very good if you want to try doing something as an experiment and be able to get rid of it if it doesn’t work.  Kevin’s paints were in small pots, but you can also buy them in a palette.

Here’s a link to the Genesis site, http://www.genesisartistcolors.com/ and also one to a forum where Genesis oils have been discussed – you can see that this artist finds them useful because she often has to leave a painting for a few months.  I can see the benefit in this because she can then pick up and carry on again using exactly the same shade.  http://community.how-to-draw-and-paint.com/forum/topics/genesis-oils.

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