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|05-15-2016 12:21 AM|
|M Winther|| |
Originally Posted by meli View Post
|05-14-2016 09:50 AM|
Originally Posted by M Winther View Post
|05-14-2016 08:52 AM|
I watch this guy a lot his names kevin hill, his video's make me want to learn oils but he only paints landscapes but I consider him a master. |
he gives great tips all the time.
|05-14-2016 08:25 AM|
I think the most important tip to the beginner is this: use alkyd medium (e.g. Liquin, Galkyd, etc.) instead of linseed medium. It makes life easier for the budding artist, for it avoids many mistakes (such as painting lean over fat), and the paintings become more archival and will yellow less. (However, perhaps Hard Wax Oil could be used as medium, instead, as I suggested in my recent thread.) |
|04-12-2016 04:52 PM|
|kpnuts||Interesting and very helpful, I used oil paints in my teens (several millenia ago) and was thinking maybe I would give them a go.|
|03-31-2016 05:11 PM|
Originally Posted by TerryCurley View Post
|03-30-2016 06:53 PM|
Welcome to the forum. |
One thing to remember when painting with oils is that you can use an acrylic underpainting if you want. Oil over acrylic is OK, but never paint acrylic on top of oil paints you will have a pilling problem if you do.
|03-30-2016 03:16 PM|
Originally Posted by adamtyler View Post
|03-29-2016 05:03 AM|
Originally Posted by devon View Post
1) Oil painting is "from dark to light." Meaning that it's easier to start with the darker colors as your base then layer your highlighting colors on top of it.
2) Oil painting is "meant to be seen from a distance." Pause painting every now and then and take several steps back. Are the proportions right? Are the colors looking good? The painting still look good from far away?
3) Experiment! Break the rules! We are living in a modern world where the sky is no longer the limit. So enjoy your painting. Usually experimental artists use 'easier' and cheaper mediums like acrylics, but why not oil? Go for it!
|03-29-2016 04:53 AM|
Need help! What are the most important things to know as a beginner at oil painting?
What are the most important things to know as a beginner at oil painting?