buttery and textural ... I always resisted... but now... I experimented and loved this new medium
I have taken a few oil workshops now... a still life course in black and white first as a foundation course.... focusing on abstract shapes and then "modelling"
below is my first still life pieces in true oils ..( 9 x 12)
of course I just know enough to be dangerous... when first asked to "tone " the canvas... I had about an inch thick layer of paint with no medium and wondered why the paint was sticking like glue
Portraits too... Having enjoyed figure drawing and a few portrait experiments, I jumped right in to a one day FCA portrait course in oils!
nothing like painting from life to make you focus on drawing skills .... it is all about values and proportions
(note: only half the face is totally finished.. you can only do so much in a few hours.)
what I am enjoying about oils...you can really model , shape and blend
Liz Wiltzen recently offered a great course in painting from photos recently, and I painted in oils as well... "drills" were very powerful and design focused..
here is a lake louise landscape in progress... my first oil landscape..
next a photo reference and exercise focusing on abstract shapes first
looking forward to trying plein-air painting in oils at some point... can't wait!