Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My First Oil Painting
It is not completed but I thought I would post it to show I really have been painting as I have not been posting much lately. This is a 14x18" oil painting on canvas using a very limited palette, blue, brown & white only. Although it looks very gray online, there actually are hints of blue in the sky and water. I may add a bit of red and yellow here and there in the sky and a bit more blue in the water but will wait a bit to decide.
I need to wait for the boat to dry a bit before I add the more details to it as trying to do so wet in wet just was not working too well. I will also soften the clouds more and add more depth to them and possibly add a slight horizon line just to anchor things a bit.
I am very new to oils and have been doing a lot of surfing lately for tips but there is really nothing better than just diving in and seeing what happens :) Now, lets see how long this takes to dry....