As well as trying to get to grips with my cigar box guitar during this time of great change, I have dusted off my oil paints and given them another outing. Since I started in 1997, virtually every painting I’ve done has been an experiment in trying to find the perfect technique to create the perfect end-product. I’ve tried acrylics and gouache too, but they just don’t seem to do it in the same way that oils do; they simply don’t capture the vividness of the colours.
This painting I did today is probably the closest I’ve ever got to achieving my artistic goal. As you would expect, the photo does not do it justice; there is so much incredible detail that has to be seen close-up. However, I’m really pleased with it and thought I would share it with you all.
Stay safe and happy!