Thursday, March 21, 2013

Call My Name, my very first oil painting

WIP oil on gesso board © Maria's Watercolor Art
Well, I had a gift card, and a 40 percent off coupon, ended up at the craft store, you know the drill here..... and went home with a small set of Winsor and Newton water soluble oil paints, and while my current watercolor painting was drying I had to give it a try.
This is still a work in progress and a photo taken with wet paint, so it has a lot of glare.   ANY and ALL TIPS welcome on how to make this stuff behave.  Drying times, paint surfaces, brushes, varnish ....all a mystery to me.


And here are some tips from a classmate's vet clinic on your horse vaccines, after all, it is Spring.

6 comments:

  1. Wow! Congratulations on exploring a new medium! It certainly looks like you're a natural at oil painting! It will be exciting for you to find out all kinds of new tricks and techniques. Have fun!

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    1. Thank You Katherine! Would LOVE to take attend some workshops to speed the learning, it is fun to try something new though :)

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  2. You did a wonderful job Maria, I haven't painted in oils in awhile. I do remember wash your brushes with a glob of dish detergent in your palm and keep rinsing until the color goes out of the brush..Hope this helps a little.. love to you,Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana! I bet your oil paintings were so beautiful, you know how much I love your work, and thank you for the tip. That is one think I really missed was being able to swish the brush in water and switch colors like I do in watercolor!

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  3. You are doing a beautiful job with this!

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    1. Thank you! Not sure what to do with it now, or how long it will take to dry, and if I am supposed to wait for it to dry for touch ups.....it is a bit of a mystery to me!

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