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Ocean Sunrise

Froggie 10 Apr 2019

This was my first oil painting. I'm hooked!


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Beautiful, well done.

I appreciate that. Thank you.

Wow!! Thst is an amazing first try with oil! Very beautiful! Love the sunset colors.


I really do appreciate the positive feedback. They don't all go as smoothly as this one did. Luckily for me, I believe any day spent creating art is a good day. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

This is so good! I wouldn't have guessed this is your first painting, the plants look great!


Thank you both. This one is still my favorite.

I like how well you did on the grass. Mine turned out a little different than I envisioned.

The birds also turned out great. I just did the M and V shapes.

I love the shading of your sky, as well as the overall composition. The grasses - which give off a realistic feeling - look like a frame inside the picture, and the birds are wonderfully done as well.
I'd love to spread a towel on your beach, sit down and watch the sunset.

-> In short, this is one of those pictures you see and instantly fall in love with. ^_^

My goodness!! Thank you all for the lovely comments. This is still my favorite. 😊

Wow you did a good job. I love this one too. I love it

CanΒ΄t stop looking at it, its SO good!

I like that colors are in harmony here. Good color choice! Brownish sand, i think, brings it together! Wonderful job for the first painting!

Grass area is so realistic. I can't believe that this is your first painting!

Jin7: My first OIL painting. I've played around with acrylics a bit, but since I started with oil, I can't seem to go back to acrylics. Thank you for your comment. I think you are extremely talented!

Froggie, I think the same way completely. I don't really want to go back to acrylics. They were so stressful for me. :)

Sunnylady: I thought I had a good thing going with the acrylics, but boy did I have an awakening with oil. The blending of colors in the sky just took my breath away. Blending with acrylics seems impossible for me. I am truly in awe(and jealous) of people that have master blending with acrylics. What I miss most about acrylics is the easy clean up. By the way I enjoy your paintings very much.


Froggie, thank you very much, I am learning still and trying to improve with every next painting.
Cleaning takes good 30 min with thinner and then with water and detergent(my lazy way), to clean all the brushes that happened to be used. I like cleaning with baby oil more as bristles are more conditioned, but it takes full hour usually. I use 10-15 brushes every time.

Adam: Thank you Adam.

Sunnylady: Exactly! That's the thing I meant with cleaning. I typically have 2 or 3 - 2 inch brushes alone! When you add in the fan brushes, the filberts, and the multitude of brushes I use for foliage etc... OY! So much cleaning up! Not to mention the number of my shirts that are now "painting shirts". I still love it though. 🎨

Beautiful colours, and love the shape of the grass area.. You have convinced me to try this one as well soon!

This is beautiful, one of the best versions of this painting on the site

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