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

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