In this original 4"x6" work in progress WIP painting of a rose, I've painted the stem and leaves around the base of the rose. I'll next do the petals of the rose itself and then possibly try to glaze some shadows in. So far I've been able to breathe while using the water soluble oils, but I haven't used them for any long duration, so we'll see. I'm tentatively optimistic, so far I am enjoying painting with the oils, but I'm not so sure about the wood...
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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden. She stares sideways at what I am not sure of... I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess. I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.
I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in August. This is day 12.
This is a rough sketch.