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: Beginner in need of help!


Volco
06-23-2017, 10:23 PM
I've recently found I enjoy the art world and want to try my hand at oil painting. That being said I thought about starting off with a Bob Ross kit but I'm not sure if I could maybe get better for cheaper or maybe the same price? I'm very new to all of this so I need assistance. I found a Bob Ross oil painting kit on sale for $86 but again want advice and after buying a canvas and easel I would be in about $103.00. I realize not everyone in the community likes Bob Ross but I like to explore my interests and this is one avenue I would like to explore in the oil painting world. Any recommendations on what to buy etc are appreciated!

Thank You,
Volco

just
06-23-2017, 10:54 PM
Start with pencil. Work on your talent and try painting later.

Volco
06-23-2017, 11:17 PM
I haven't been working on pencil long but I have been practicing. Just started using Jon Gnagy's videos on youtube as a guide to help me learn. I've painted figurines but never canvas I know I would enjoy it though. I do see where you are coming from on the pencil part though. That being said I'm still interested in doing oil painting :)

Nae
06-24-2017, 02:33 PM
What are your opinions on this oil painting >>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSMsJdUwDkI&lc=z13vzj0i0krzjljxq04ce1ua1sydz5nyw2o <<<

M Winther
06-26-2017, 06:57 AM
Any oil paint will do, secondary quality, too. "Student grade" paints are fine today. Do not paint directly out of the tube. Always mix with linseed (e.g.) and non-odour solvent. Check out eBay for deals:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xoil+paint +set.TRS0&_nkw=oil+paint+set&_sacat=0