Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Starting to paint with oils
I am trying to get familiar with the oil paint and find out how it behaves and blends. I think that so far I love working with oils because the brushes clean out so easily and off my hands and clothes too. I like it because you have several days to look at it and see if it needs anything else and actually your pallet says wet too so you can tweak until your heart's content (at least for a few days if necessary). I am using Windsor Newton water soluble oils now because that's what I have. They behave just like regular oils which I will also try and see which I like better although I hear that there is really no difference. I am painting from a reference photograph from a website called Daily Painters. The original image is from an artist named Linda Apple. I love the way she paints. Of course I would not sell any of these that I have painted since it's just practice for me but when I get to a point where I use my own photographs then I will sell them. I am trying to paint everyday so I should have another painting to show every day.