I've finally finished the pool balls painting! There are still things that I could probably spend time on and fix but if truth be told I'm tired of working on it and the person I'm giving it to will be happy with it as is - so I'm calling it finished. I would have liked to have done this looser and may try to do this or a version of it again in a much looser style of painting but I can say that I'm pleased with it the way it is. Ha - looking at it on screen I may correct that highlight on ball #1 - does it ever end? I had a bit of trouble with the numbers as you can tell - they are pretty rough but they will have to do.
My favorite ball is #10.
I find the hardest thing is painting wet on wet. Did anyone else have that problem when you just started oils? What is the secret? I did paint with thinner paint but still in critical areas where I didn't want color to mix when I was painting wet on wet they would mix.
I've found my favorite two brushes so far - at least for this painting. They are Dick Blick's Masterstroke pure sable filbert size 6 and flat size 6.
Any way that is it for this one. I'll let you know how she likes it.