The slow drying time on with oil paints has an unexpected boon. I've always had more ideas than time (and talent) to finish. With oil paints I often have to set a piece aside to let it dry for a day or two before adding the next layer- I have a ham handed approach to painting which would result in copious smears if I didn't let it set- and that gives me time to start working on my next piece. Then I can pick and choose whatever I'm motivated to work on at a particular time. I still have to buckle down and finish a project once started but it's a new way of doing time management which makes me very happy. And now on to my actual projects and shaky pictures:
This is a Victorian girl in a riding habit. Clothing is still difficult for me which is why I'm trying to take it slow adding various layers of shading to suggest cloth and fabric.
My attempt at a Jane Austen-esque miniature. With an octopus hat. Why? I think the question should be "why not an octopus hat?" Mostly rough coloring at this point, still have a lot of work to do with shading and highlighting.
The wasp woman. I'm happy with the face and skirt. Wasp, hair and hand are unfinished. Bodice needs a lot of tweaking.
I decided to list my Ingres-style painting from yesterday on Ebay. I've tried listing one thing there before without any luck but I figured I'd give it one more go before I wrote it off. Right now I feel like my listing is buried, not optimistic. Does anyone here use Ebay often? Any tips or tricks?