"A Tale of Two Legs," 36x24, oil paint, Painting I, Fall 2012
______My goodness, it's been a long week. A long week indeed. It went by as slow as a turtle would with a vending machine on its back. Maybe even two vending machines. But the first week of any semester at college is always like that for me; it always takes me a while to get used to everything and figure out a new routine, and until I can figure that out, I'm usually this stressed out mess of a person, and I have the tendency to hole myself away in my dorm room and forgo human contact until I feel safe and "on schedule" for the day.
______Before my inevitable return to college, I was able to snap a few pictures of some final art things. That being said, I present to you precious citizens the final oil painting which I completed during my previous semester at college. My dad named it because he is super clever and can always think of super clever titles such as this one. I hadn't ever used oil paint before I took this class, but after suffering through a semester of it, I learned to embrace it. I learned much of underpaintings and other oil paint-based techniques, and my brain was able to sponge up many puddles of artsy information. Though oil painting takes a little extra time to set up and put away, it definitely has many advantages over acrylics--the paint is brighter and smoother, it doesn't dry as quickly so you can continuously work on different sections of it, and after a while, the turpentine gets to you and the Bob Marley music playing in the background doesn't seem as obnoxious as it did before.