July 12, 2009

2 oil paintings

Well last night was productive. i spent some time and finished the humming bird painting for mum. It doesn't photograph well, so I'll have to wait for a good day to take it outside once its dry and attempt a real photo.
I think it turned out rather well. thankfully I was able to salvage some of my fucked up areas.
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out overall.
The lighting on the branches turned out well, and i think the composition is pretty good as well.
I'm not used to painting realism. Not since highschool had I any desire to really. But this was mothers request, so this is what she got. Not saying its "realism". It looks more fantasy to me ;p 8"x24" cradled panel.

I spent a good 8 hours yesterday painting my second painting. From one of my own photographs of Hoodoo's from Dinosaur national park in Alberta. I had a few very nervous times painting this one, let me tell you! the grass i had painted as solid masses, and then painted the negative space. since I'm used to working light to dark with my markers, I thought that would be an easy thing to do! Not so much! HAHA! I kept confusing myself with what i was doing. Part of a learning curve I suppose.
I'm pretty happy overall with this painting as well. I'm going to wait until I get a decent picture before posting it anywhere for prints.
15"x12" Hand stretched 12duck canvas. (and I didnt stretch it, but the person who did, sucked. I might have to restretch)

there we go! oil paintings! Woot. Now I'm off to spend the day creating more art with Jammy, at her house!


  1. Ooo I love the loosness and sense of light in these. I really need to get over my fear of oils :<

  2. Thank you :D

    Oils are nothing to fear! In fact, I've found them to be the most forgiving of all the paints I've used.
    Just don't use turps, use odourless mineral spirits and you wont have any problems. I really don't understand people who use turps when OMS are so much better and less toxic.
    Beyond that and airtight palette, and some good brushes are your best friends :D

    Oh and Alkyd if you hate waiting for drying time like me HAHA!


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