Although I have always considered the oil layering technic very boring and lacking spontaneity, I have to admit that it has its advantages when working with strong contrast and if you want to achieve better definition of the subject. It is nonetheless a very long process!
This is progress on day 3 on the “Lanterns” piece.
I have always loved releasing lanterns whether gliding over water or raising up in the sky. Watching that lantern go has always made me feels as if I was watching the wish attach to it take form and shine.
I have been playing with this idea for a few weeks and I tonight I put down the preparatory sketch for one of my next pieces.