I am an oil painting newbie. My friends gave me this Daler-Rowney set when I did commissions for them. (Such generous friends! Thank you, Maea and Randy!) It took me 8 months to try oil painting. I got the set last October and I got the brushes from Jackson’s Art in January.
But I was only able to buy linseed oil last week.
My friend, Jeanne, who asked me to teach her how to paint flowers in acrylic, has done several oil paintings already. She is so artistic! (And a fast learner!) So I asked her where she was able to buy linseed oil. She referred me to a local bookstore. When I was able to finally buy linseed oil, I tried to learn how to paint with oils. I also watched the Youtube videos of Lena Danya and Andrew Tischler.
This was something new that I was going to try so I documented my learning journey though a vlog! This was also the first time that I was in front of the camera talking about my art. LOL. I was very awkward. Hahaha Twenty years from now, I hope I would be able to look at this video and see my younger self with much fondness even with the grammar mistakes I made. ( Bisaya is my default language.) Here’s my video:
I shared my thoughts and realizations in the middle of the video and at the end of the video. Oil painting is difficult! Perhaps I will write another blog post about that.
These are my oil painting outputs.
I also painted botanicals with oils.
Comparing my output with my watercolor painting, I have better result with watercolors. I think I should focus on watercolors for now. Hahaha!
Till next vlog or blog! (Whichever comes first)
Your paintings are beautiful. I love the detail on the roses also on the sea wave. You are talented!
Wow!congrats katrinakaren!beautiful kau! And you finished a lot na ha…so fast kau! Can’t wait to see more!ikaw na jud!
Nah! Difficult sya, Jeanne Marie!!! LOL Watercolor usa ko. I cry! lol
This is a fun post about learning how to paint. The vlog was done well too. I have been to 3 paint nights where we all learn to paint the same scene. Always a good time.
great.. that’s a lovely paint. Ordinary, but beautiful and classy.
Love your paintings! I always paint with acrylic and have wanted to try oil.
That’s so amazing! My brother and little sisters are painters. It truly leaves me in awe, each time I see it done.
You are doing really great keep it up! I love the sea painting and the details on it!
I saw the video in insta since then I was impressed. Great tips shared. I hope to develop this skill.