If you're like me, you have only painted with acrylic all of your life and have used watercolor a little bit. Acrylic paint is just so much easier to mix and use. You can make an unlimited amount of colors, it dries quickly, it relieves stress. However, I ordered a 36 set of oil paints from Michael's (and a set of new brushes) besides the point. This experience was interesting to say the least.
I have learned through this experience is that oil painting is overall stressful. I'm going to walk through some thoughts I have had through this experience.
"Hmm this seems pretty fun, let's go for it." This was when I was picking out the canvas size.
"I wonder what I should paint, Pinterest might have ideas." This is when I started to get discouraged about how well this would turn out. All of the Pinterest examples were perfect and amazing, I don't understand.
"Okay, I'll mix these colors." When I found out that you mix them on the campus and overlap the colors, DO NOT mix on your tray. Big mistake, it turns out ugly. I promise.
"Wow this is turning out pretty good." I actually thought it looked great. Wow.
"Oops I got some paint on my arm, I'm just going to reach for the paper towels." I wish I would have just left it.
*Starts crying.* When I reached for the paper towels I must have bumped into the canvas and it fell into my lap.
Anyone who knows anything about oil paint, it doesn't dry. So all over my t-shirt and paints I had oil paint that doesn't come out apparently..
The best thing to come out of this was definitely the new clothes I can wear to paint in. That's it.