A few weeks ago I was asked to paint DURING a church service as part of a celebration of a woman who had served the church more than 30 years in our children’s preschool program. I was excited for the painting adventure, but since I really like working in oils, and oils don’t travel, I knew I would have to adapt to the environment and situation!
So, after a bit of trial and error and a few practices paintings. This is what I ended up with. I am happy with the painting. It is in acrylic, and acrylic is HARD to blend on a canvas as it dries so quickly when you are palette knife painting. The painting has lots and lots of layers in order to get a little depth to it. I worked with the painting some after the service as I wanted it to be a little more finished, but I didn’t do too much so that it would be true to the worship experience.
I really enjoyed the challenge, but I think if I do this again, I’ll find a way to transport the oils!