"Floral With Portrait"
© Nora Kasten
Oval Oil painting on oil primed linen on board (36"x24") February 19, 2011
"The painting is not somber as it appears in the photo above. Photography is another art that I need to learn more about.
I used a drop of clove oil in each of my alkyd oil paints on this painting to lengthen the drying time but now it's drying too slowly. Who knows when I will be able to put the painting in it's frame. I'm seriously considering going back to regular oil paint, using Res-n-gel to speed up drying time and keeping the alkyd Titanium white only. I need to give C.W. Mundy a call to see how he is handling the alkyds that dry too fast.
It's three weeks tomorrow that I got the first cold I've had in years and today I feel that it is finally gone. I only mention this because so many of you other artists are experiencing the same thing."