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Old 11-01-2014, 06:12 PM
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Re: Oil Painting In Cowboy Boots 101

I am very late to the game here, having just started painting this year (2014), however I thought I'd give it a try. First time using oils, I mostly work in acrylics; I have become interested in oils as I find acrylics dry too fast as I want to do more with paint.

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Old 11-01-2014, 06:25 PM
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Re: Oil Painting In Cowboy Boots 101

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Not sure I have enough value difference, it feels like I should have more value for the mid tones. However, I am brand new to this.

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Re: Oil Painting In Cowboy Boots 101

OH NO! I am so late to the party .... oils are my favorite media, and lately have not been painting much and really need to get back to it.

I have lost confidence because I had an amazing teacher, and she decided to stop teaching, and I felt like an orphan! Jim Gamblin are also my favorite brand, bit I do not have left much of their colors. But I have tons of Georgia paint. I know they are not as expensive or better quality, but I really like them. I also love the Bob Ross paints. Great texture.

So here, do we just start with the fruit, or just anything where we use 3 colors?
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Fun to see this thread get some activity again!
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Re: Oil Painting In Cowboy Boots 101

Mike- welcome to the forum. Hopefully, Jim56 will check in. You did a great job on the monochromatic portion of the exercise. I can kind of see what you were saying about a possible lack of midtones on apple. But it is well done! If you are brand new, you should be VERY happy

Maria- hi. Hopefully Jim56 will check in and see the new interest in this thread. But the idea in the beginning was to use 3 primary type colors that are transparent colors, as to show how they can make some nice, rich darks. And to do a monochromatic painting to learn values and using paper towel to wipe away certain areas to get the values correct. Hopefully, we can help you gain back your confidence! Best to read back through the entire thread.
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Re: Oil Painting In Cowboy Boots 101

Thanks! That is actually the way I was taught! LOL But I always skip the black and white or sepia painting, I am quite the impatient one!

I will print the picture and try the fruits! I have all I need! But time ....
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:52 PM
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Re: Oil Painting In Cowboy Boots 101

Okay, here is my colored version of the demonstrated painting.

I learned a lot about values, color mixing, using complements for shading, using thinners like OMS and turp, but not sure about what I was supposed to have learned from "transparent" paints. I thought I was going to get a deep read apple, but I myself did not achieve those results, so I am a little unsure about what I was supposed to have learned from the exercise.

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Re: Oil Painting In Cowboy Boots 101

Amazing Mile, they look so real!
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That's really nice, Mike! Part of the transparent color exercise was to learn how they create nice, deep shadow colors. Also, you learn how far they can take you color wise, or not take you. You learned you could not get the "fire engine" red, or deep red with just transparent colors. That was one thing I learned when I did this.
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Re: Oil Painting In Cowboy Boots 101

Great work, Mike! This looks excellent!

One of the exercises we were encouraged to do in addition to the transparent painting was to see how many colors could be mixed with just those three colors plus white. I remember being so amazed that dozens of colors could be made from this small selection of paints. You might enjoy trying that as well.

It would be great if Jim could come help. He is an excellent and helpful teacher. Are you out there, Jim?
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