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Old 08-19-2011, 09:49 AM
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First Post/First Oil Painting

Hello All, been lurking for awhile now learning from all the great posts here. I've had some W&N paints hanging around for a few years now and have been really apprehensive of jumping into oil painting as all the technically "rules" were very intimidating to me. But recently I decided I would give it a try. The way I forced myself to do this was a little different. I made my own easel which then stared at me everytime i entered the garage! So please check out my first attempt and give me any advice at all. I want to improve and really just view it as a practise peice anyway. I'd like to get a bit "crisper" looking details perhaps. anyway, here it is...



and my easel i made based on some i saw online. it collapses and hangs on the wall...

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:01 AM
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Re: First Post/First Oil Painting

excuse the poor photos and bad lighting/shadows.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:43 AM
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Re: First Post/First Oil Painting

What a great little easel! I like your rocks - wow they are good and the pavement too!
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:09 AM
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Re: First Post/First Oil Painting

Thanks, I'm just glad you recognized it as pavement!

The easel worked out pretty well, the only thing i'd change (as I'll probably build another someday) would be to increase the angle of vertical support, to make the canvas more vertical. I find working at this angle can cause issues with perspectives a bit.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:55 PM
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Re: First Post/First Oil Painting

Kudos on your easel and painting and welcome to the world of oil painting.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:09 PM
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Welcome to Wet Canvas!

Your hilltop building looks beautiful with the light shining on it. I see a shadow on the hillside from the building. Would it show off the building a touch more if the hillside grass at the top was lightened a bit?
Shirley
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:33 PM
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Hia and welcome and Congrats on your first Oil work, Nice feel to this , and I love that Vincent style of cloud happening also ... well done !!
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