Zom Osborne

I dream of a world where humanity again lives as a child of Nature

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the Importance of an Artist’s Color Palette

the Importance of an Artist’s Color Palette

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Journal, practical art info | 4 comments

This is a small oil painting of mine from 2010. Does it look a bit old fashioned to you? As you may know, I am in the process of changing from oil to acrylic paints (here is a post where I talk about it). There are a few reasons for this, one is that I want my paintings to have brighter cleaner colour. I was thinking about this as I was in the process of...

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Changing from Oils to Acrylics means lots to Learn

Changing from Oils to Acrylics means lots to Learn

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Being an Artist, Journal, practical art info | 2 comments

Because I am changing from oil to acrylic paints, I am in a forest of new things to learn and I keep discovering more. Do you know the differences between painting in oils and in acrylics? I didn’t, and that is one of many things that I am learning. I have been painting in oils for 25 years. I have used acrylics in my art journal, and as one of the...

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Everything wishes to be Free

Everything wishes to be Free

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in All My Relations, Journal |

‘Everything wishes to be Free’ is a watercolour drawing on illustration board. It was finished in August of 2014. The original inspiration was a young neighbour woman. When I photographed her she was so beautiful that I didn’t know what to do with her. I was worried that if I painted her she would end up looking like a fashion model. But...

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