Two Roses (oil)

I revisited the two roses, this time painted them in another medium that I don't usually do -- oils. I confess, I'm not really a flower person, so I did these rose paintings as a challenge to myself to explore this difficult subject.

Two Roses (oil)
Whenever I do oils, I get surprised at how easy it is to achieve soft edges, but also how it is way too easy to blend things together into a pile of mush. Oil paints have a certain classic look that isn't easily replicable in other media -- that is a good lesson to learn. I will try to remind myself when doing acrylics that I should play to the strengths of that medium, and not try to imitate oil paintings.  

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