"Snowy Heights" 9x12, oil/alkyd
"Snowy Canyon" 9x12, oil/alkyd
I really had a lot of fun using Gamblin's new FastMatte series of alkyd paints for these. Not only did the paints dry quickly, which made things go faster, but they also gave the surface texture with a capital T. Because the paint gets "tacky" pretty fast, I can lay down broken color quite easily. The final result resembles my pastels, in which I use broken color a lot. Here's a detail of "Snowy Heights" so you can see how the color breaks. It's delicious!