Sunday, February 20, 2011

NORA KASTEN Artist Oil Painting "Floral With Portrait"

"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."


Carol Blackburn said...

Your painting is beautiful, Nora. Glad you are feeling better. You know a good old fashioned C O L D
lasts 21 days - 7 days coming, 7 staying, and 7 days leaving. I'm betting that isn't what you wanted to hear, is it? One of my favorite sayings is, "this too shall pass, now would be good."

billspaintingmn said...

You've done a wonderful job on this Nora! I've never heard of clove oil as an extender.
Glad to hear your cold is gone!

Gilberto said...

Don’t worrie of the quality of your photo unless you think in change your trade, I trust more your judgement as any photography and I see you fully back, which is good, go back to paint Nora, I soul do the same.

Jane said...

Your work is fantastic Nora, so full of color and life.

shirley fachilla said...

A lovely painting. The linen cloth is simply fantastic.
I never experiment with my paints... too cowardly. I consider buying a different brand of white a major leap!

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