Annie Steiner Art Blog
This is an experiment in uploading a small slide show presentation. I wanted to show the progression of a painting I executed with paintstiks, which are oil paint in the form sticks. I like working with them, as I can use them like pastels, and the end result is a lot more stable than a pastel painting. It is basically an other version of "finger painting" as I use my fingers to spread the different coats of paint. The final details are done with brushes of different sizes. The oil dries a little faster than the traditional oil one buys in tubes. I usually spray the finished piece with a matte varnish to protect it. The cabinet is an antique from my family I have owned for years, the vase is a raku I bought in Florida from a friend who made it, and the stargazer lily was the last bloom from my garden this Autumn. I hope the uploading works!