Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Hoho with milk 8x10

I'm pretty happy with how this one came out.


Anonymous said...

These paintings are really fun to look at, and the paint is so lovely. What do you paint these on? And is it just straightforward oil paint, no thinners? Or acrylic?

craigstephens said...

Thanks for the question!
I paint most of my still-lifes on gesso primed baltic birch plywood. Regular birch ply would probably due just fine but baltic doesn't have any gaps and doesn't warp as easily.
All my paintings are done in oils. I sometimes will mix a little Liquin with the paint for the underpainting. It dries pretty fast and I can speed that up with a blow dryer if I feel the need. The Liquin also dries with a pretty sturdy paint film so my subsequent layers don't lift the underpainting. Other than that, I don't typically use any mediums.