Two Skimboards

 Two Skimboards, 8 x 10, oil on paper

Two Skimboards, 8 x 10, oil on paper

The last couple of weeks I've been (among other things) experimenting with Arches new "Oil Paper". It's like watercolor paper (thick and heavy) but is designed for oil paint, and there's no prep (gesso) required... I love it. The paper soaks up a lot of pigment so the colors are really rich and deep. I've done 5 little sketches so far.

 Cooling Off, 8 x 10, oil on paper

Cooling Off, 8 x 10, oil on paper

 Kayak, 8 x 10, oil on paper

Kayak, 8 x 10, oil on paper

 Gull, 8 x 10, oil on paper

Gull, 8 x 10, oil on paper

 Two Labs, 8 x 10, oil on paper

Two Labs, 8 x 10, oil on paper