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Golden Panda

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Unless you’re one of the handful of people who are close to me, you would have no idea that my life is run on impulse and middle-of-the-night needs to learn/try something new. Combine that with my tendency to hyper-focus on a task1, and the near impossible amount of bees in my bonnet, and you end up with a pretty healthy collection of half-finished or in-progress pieces strewn all over the house2.

While looking for a piece of felt one fine Saturday afternoon, I came across some water-miscible oils stashed in my paint cabinet and realised that I needed to finally figure them out and paint a saintly portrait of Panda Scott RIGHT THE FUCK NOW. And so, I did.

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I still have no idea what I’m doing, but I really enjoyed working with these oils. The only real downside is how long it takes for them to dry between each session. Talk about an exercise in patience. Now I understand why artists have so many pieces going all at once. This is good, though. I need long term projects so I don’t burn myself out too quickly on everything else. 

Here’s a couple details shots on the beard (complete with extra cat hairs). Because let’s be honest here, this is the best part of the whole thing.
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Can we also talk about that gold? Because I think I’ve finally found my gold paint holy grail and now I can focus on something else to holy grail about. This liquid leaf stuff is AMAZING and what gilded dreams are made of. Smelly, but totally worth the headache.
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Last but not least: peep this ridiculous frame! I’m super stoked about it, it brings the whole thing to another level of ludicrousness.
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  1. The opposite is also true. I’m very good at not being able to focus on ANYTHING for any productive length of time e.g.: anywhere with a lot of people. It works GREAT on dates 😩 []
  2. I’d like to point out that the stove top is a FANTASTIC place to leave a plate full of oil paint []