Don’t forget to register for the webinars tomorrow. Links for registration are in the previous post.
I’m getting very excited about sharing in the webinar. I haven’t worked a lot with real wet oil variants and they are fun to use. You can make the oil run down the page with a flow map or combination of flow map and paper. They do tend to look milky or thicker than what I think of as runny oil, but I think I have answers for that little problem thanks to David Gell and Tim Shelbourne. Both of these friends have techniques that I will use…tweaked just a bit.
Here are a couple of examples to let you know what I am trying to do. This isn’t the only look you can get, but I am having the most fun with the gessoed canvas look. Please understand these are not finished, but test pieces that I have started.
The first one is showing the runny background and impasto paint on the top.
The next one is similar…again, I am focusing on the background…so the painted object is very small for the canvas. Remember these are only tests.
I was trying to add thick and thin paint to the background in the next test. I can do it a lot better than the example; I just need to practice. I need to work on building a painting with this technique. With these examples I have made the background without any thought of the finished painting. This technique will work best if I plan the image. :)
OK..that’s it for now. If you like this look or are curious about it, do come to the webinar. I am sure you can take the technique and run with it; you can take it to the next level.