Thursday, May 17, 2007

Weekly News: First Oil Painting


First Oil, originally uploaded by scoobers1.

For my weekly new experience I've decided to share my first attempt at oil painting. Please, don't judge too harshly. I've been doing watercolor for a while and a lot of people say that it is more difficult than oil. Now that I've done both I can say, I disagree. I like that if you don't like the way things are turning out you can pile on the paint to cover up the blunders but this technique only backfired for me. I used two tubes of white paint trying to make it right. Plus, the color I chose turned out to look like something you might find in the diaper of a three month old. Hence, the black and white photo!
It was meant to be a gift... but I think I'll hang on to this one and work out something better.

3 comments:

Jenni said...

I agree. I like painting with watercolors and acrylics best. It is nice the way oils really show the brush strokes though.

I hope the next painting comes out more to your liking.

Sandi said...

I actually like it! I did some paint by numbers when I was a kid, but that's the extent of my talent. Sigh.........

Connie said...

You don't need to use white to make a white flower. In nature even white is a form of color. You can mix blues in it or lavenders and just highlight with white. It looks nice and you can pain over and over the paint.