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Hidden Delight

Tom0779 24 Apr 2020

My second oil painting. I took this one due to the fact that it’s one of my favorites from the entire series and I can’t paint such sky with acrylics. Also the mist between the layers isn’t that smooth with them. Furthermore this one is to practice evergreens with the fan brush and it includes the first building I did with oils. I am not sure about the quality of this one. It took me around 3 hours and I could use the liquid black here too.



Tom, evergreens are great! Sky and mist are both super nice. Keep going! Looking forward to your next one. 3 hours is about the same for me for 16by 20. Some of them took up to 6 hours.

What do you think about trying S5E4 or S5E6?
Or another idea to repeat one of the paintings you did with acrylics?

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Sunnylady for the feedback, I appreciate your thoughts. I forgot to mention, I have a 5 pack cotton canvases measuring 30 x 40 cm. So they are not that huge. I like S5E4 and S5E6, especially S5E4 is on my list for longer. I also think about repeating some of my acrylics with oils, maybe also the other way round. I still want to paint acrylics also.

I was thinking about catching first impressions with something you did not attempt before with blending or reflections and to hear how you like it or not. You are very good with acrylics it will be unfair to them to abandon them for good. You will start seeing them under different angle from now on, your future experiences with acrylics will have new features.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Your second only with oils ??? Waw ,a small masterpiece there Tom! What you learned with acrylics certainly shows already with oils!
And I'm pretty sure you will still improve from here!!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Yes definitely Sunnylady. It’s a different experience and every medium has its advantages and disadvantages. Maybe as next step I will do something with reflections. This was definitely a problem with acrylics.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Voy Kay, yes it is my second oil painting. I could control them Here much better than in the first one. Creating the distinct parts of a painting is very similar to acrylics, only difference is that you have to thin the oil when painting over other colors. I will definitely continue with oils but also with acrylics.

You can get used to oil painting soon because you have some basics in drawing acrylic paintings. Well done!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Jin7. I still need to learn a lot, but I am pleased that you like this one.

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