Oil and white charcoal experiment reflection

<Painted enplein air at sunset standing here. With this experiment I tried bigger blocks of colour, a more limited and thought out colour palette, longer brushstrokes and less brushstrokes. The result is interesting I think! Less brushstrokes means the scene feels vast and emptier, with the space between marks very apparent. The dark green background…… Continue reading Oil and white charcoal experiment reflection

White tape lines don’t work! Experiment Reflection

Oil w/ Liquin on paper, primed with acrylics. Painted in one sitting in the woods. The white tape reveals the flatness of the paper. It looks disjointed with the rest of the painting. I think the problem is not that the tape lines are white, but that they are a different colour to the background…… Continue reading White tape lines don’t work! Experiment Reflection

First oil painting outside reflections

This is the first test I did in oil paints outside and I’m surprised at how different the outcome is from acrylic paintings outside. I was painting a clearing of trees in a woodland, with big Rhododendron bushes underneath the clearing. It was a cloudy day just before midday. The process of the painting is…… Continue reading First oil painting outside reflections

Oils vs acrylics

Oil paints on right. Acrylics on left. Underpainting is 50/50 Gesso and acrylic paint, one layer. I did both of these paintings right after being outside sketching in the woods. So these paintings are memory paintings. I did the oil painting first, and with the acrylic painting I tried to keep the brushstrokes and colour…… Continue reading Oils vs acrylics