Artist Forum banner

Need some advice

1709 Views 7 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  pastelartprints
I have been drawing all my life and a few years ago started painting. I started off with acrylics and recently tried oil paints. This is the first painting I did with oil paints . It's a still life of dead flowers. How can I improve my still life paintings ? any tips or advice ? I do not get defensive so please say whatever is on your mind. Thank you .


See less See more
1 - 1 of 8 Posts
Welcome to the forum TonTon and to the world of oil painting. I started off with acrylics then changed to oils a year ago and I love working with oils now.

This is a good painting but I agree with David (Bushcraftonfire) that more contrast and a distinct light coming from one direction could improve it. A shadow from the vase would ground the vase and going from light to dark around the vase would give it a more 3 dimensional look. I have the same problem with most of my paintings and I try so hard to get the subject looking right that I forget about the lighting contrast. I too am working on it.
  • Like
Reactions: 2
1 - 1 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.