My initial idea was to have a trio of objects and include a bottle of mustard. Somehow, I just couldn't make the composition work (I wasn't crazy about the color combinations) and ended up with two instead. I like the "face off" between these two characters as they seem to be challenging each other.
This painting was definitely a learning process for me. Because I'm a relatively new oil painter (after years of watercolors), I'm still experimenting. The background layer of blue color was slightly tacky when I applied a second layer of yellow to it. I liked the textured effect that was created by the sticky undercoat.
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