View Full Version : Warm January-- studio oil

Tom Christopher
01-12-2006, 08:55 PM
Hello_ I gave oils a try on this one -I'm not real confident with oils--but I thought I would post the results --any suggestiions are welcome thank you Tom


pastel plein air painting

My attempt with oils --studio piece

01-13-2006, 07:01 AM
was it done alla prima?

just a couple of thoughts

sometimes you need to work on when the first session is dry, scumbling dryish paint to get those hazy effects of the small twigs on the trees etc - it's just a matter of getting used to a different medium and its possibilites.

Another useful technique is to put the dark of the trees down in a thin dry wash and then with slightly thicker paint cover it in the sky colour and then gently scratch out the trees with a colour shaper, exposing the darks throught he light, then paint darks back in as well.

I don't know how clear this explanation is!

01-13-2006, 08:33 PM
Very,very nice paintings Tom. I also enjoy working in both oils and pastels.
Keep up the good work.....Art

01-14-2006, 10:01 AM
Tom -- nice work. I especially like your use of cool tones to push the background back in the oil version. I think vhere has some good suggestions for trees.