Hello Sharon, Thank you for your comment about my latest painting In the Woods. It is a series of work that I am working by a lovely former mill that is now a Civil War site part of the Monocacy Battlefield area. I have enjoyed looking at your work very much. I can't wait to come to Maine. I will be teaching a class at the Arcadia Workshop Center. I am taking a group to the Mid-coastal area after. Perhaps you might enjoy joining us? This group is comprised of a few novices but the rest are more seasoned painters. I think you would like their company very much. I love your painting of the lighthouse and the lovely painting right before that, a water scene. Your marks are very loose and yet very descriptive. This is something I strive for in my work too.
Hi Sharon.........thanks, but more importantly.......I really like the way you are not afraid to put some paint down...........which makes your paintings work on more than one level.....now go and paint.......Tom
Hi Sharon.......You are very welcome.....and we all need that good and positive feedback, and thanks for yours..........Oh, about my studio......if you only knew the whole untold story.............its a short novel.............but you are right, I am living the dream.finally.....and I count my blessings........Tom
Hi Sharon, It is basically the same walnut oil but with no solvent. Here is the description from the manufacture. "This special medium was developed to provide a non-toxic, environmentally responsible alternative to solvent based, rapid drying alkyd mediums. It closely resembles combinations of sun-thickened oil and natural resins used throughout the history of art, but with the advantage of being solvent-free." So, having said all of that I basically am experimenting starting off with the Alkyd Walnut Oil and then if I continue on the same painting the next time I will change to the regular Walnut Oil.