Experimenting with skin tones, and new Rublev paints

 

 "Held" Work in progress, 16x20 oil on masonite

"Held" Work in progress, 16x20 oil on masonite

Since I was never quite happy with the skin tones on this painting, I'd put it aside for a while. Now I have new paint to try, so back on the easel it goes! I have concepts in mind for a new series...we'll see where it goes. In the meantime, I'm thoroughly enjoying the quality and consistency of the Rublev paints. They have yet to disappoint!

There's something to be said, I think, for not skimping on the tools of the trade - for valuing one's own work enough to invest in it, in the same way we, as artists, expect our collectors to invest. Its a symbiotic relationship of the best sort.

 Rublev skin tone paints all spanky-new and ready to be squeezed from their tubes.

Rublev skin tone paints all spanky-new and ready to be squeezed from their tubes.