I'm sure it's not news to anyone who follows my blog that I have a fixation on Disney's Maleficent, the evil fairy from Sleeping Beauty. I've done sketches of her and her home in the past, and of course it was too fun to not continue. This time I did an oil painting. I used google's editing features to experiment with different washes... so here is the same painting, with 3 different color effects.
I like the second one personally. Though the first one is closer in terms of actual color, having it darker fits much more with the whole Maleficent theme.
Working with oil paint is not my favorite, at least not at this point. It took me weeks to do this painting, mostly because I didn't want the paint mixing with each other. So I painted the purple background, and let it dry for a couple weeks. Then I painted the castle and the rocks, and let them dry for a couple weeks. Last night I added the green and white highlights, and of course it will be a while before those are dry, as well. It wouldn't take quite as long for everything to dry if I used less paint, but having piles of paint when I paint with oil is one of the appeals. It's fun to add a little texture that way.