Oil on watercolor paper, 5" x7"
I went to an art festival recently and saw some wonderful paintings by an artist who said he like to work in oil on heavy watercolor paper. So, I thought I'd try a little experiment and do an oil painting on some watercolor paper. I put a coat of gesso on it, and let it dry, and did this painting of an orange on a white cloth. I changed the color of the background and shadows many times, and wasn't too concerned with ending up with a finished painting, I was just playing around. Then I got an impulse to put this blue/green color in the shadows and I really liked it like that. So, that's where I left it. I might try this again and do a more finished painting.