Arwen completed

I think I could say Arwen is finished now, I keep touching this up here and there but I dont want to overdo it.

Painting with this walnut oil is a great alternative to using turps,  the painting is almost dry already.  I m defiantly going to continue using it for oil painting.

Ive heard painting with lavender oil is a good method too, so I might try that  sometime as well. Ill let you know how I get on with it if I do decide to try it.

Anyway, here is the finished painting.

'Arwen' oil on canvas 40cm x 30cm painting by AnneMarie Foley
‘Arwen’ oil on canvas 40cm x 30cm

Craft or Art?

Hi everyone.

Ok, I know this is more of a craft rather than an art, but this pendent seems so easy to make and looks quite intricate.

I`m sharing this so I have it for my own reference really as I have bits of old wire saved and bits of glass washed up from the beach and old beads from broken jewelry.

I’m sure many people have items they could use too, so I’m also sharing this in case anyone is interested.


Painting so far

Just an update on my painting of Arwen.  Here she is in process at the moment.  I think its nearly dry enough to work on now.

I`m so happy to be working in oils again,  I find them so much easier to work with than acrylics.

I have stopped using turps to mix the oils with now and have started using walnut oil.   I have found it dries quite quickly with this and much safer in regards to no fumes like turps have.

I will try to finish this painting very soon and will post it when its done, with a better quality picture too 🙂

Arwen in process. oil painting by AnneMarie Foley
Arwen in process

Mandala Art

This video is so calming to watch, I imagine it must have taken a while in real time though.

I think I`m going to try this, probably won`t be as detailed as this.

In the meantime, my painting of Arwen is coming alone quite nicely.  Im using oils though, so Im waiting for it to dry a little so I can carry on.

I know I said I would post when finished but perhaps I might post its process so far, we`ll see.