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The Blog of Roxanne Zuniga Blackwood — oil painting

Delving into Oneself to Create a Body of Work

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Delving into Oneself to Create a Body of Work

A blog post by Roxanne Zuniga Blackwood about "Delving into Oneself to Create a Body of Work."

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Painted Portrait of Julia Garner

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Painted Portrait of Julia Garner

I love painting in oils. About a year ago I hadn't painted with them for well over a decade. It is nice to be back in the swing of things. I mostly paint straight from the tube except for a little bit of a soybean based artist thinner in the beginning for my initial sketch/underpainting and as the painting progresses I stick to paint straight from the tube unless it's too stiff or tacky to work with. If the paint is not workable enough I use walnut oil to help the paint behave better. I don't bother with much else, I like the...

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