Cropped from an oil painting I did back in 2009 - see the texture and richness
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Oil painting and children
I stopped painting in oils and handling toxic materials when I became pregnant, about 2 and a quarter years back (technical I know). I have finally reached my breaking point though, because I love oils and that icky smell that comes along with, well I love that too. Why do watercolors have to be so perfect for stay at home moms and oils have to be the opposite? Are there non-toxic oil paints? If they exist, I can't imagine they would be any good. For now, the only solution is that someone (my husband) will give me a little time to myself so I can paint to my hearts content. Until then, I will keep using watercolors, pen and pencil to keep my home safe for my baby, but oils, charcoal, conte crayon and all the messy stuff is what calls my name!