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Old 06-05-2018, 07:44 AM
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Still Life

Hi,
Almost done with this.. thought to post here for C&C before finishing.
Started with a monochrome underpainting and twice layered with color thus far.

Oil on canvas board 10"x12"
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:45 PM
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Looking really good!
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:29 PM
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I wish i know how to paint in multilayers like you do. In vietnam, people rarely paint in multilayers... or I have not found out them yet. I love the effects you made with the golden metal and the fruits colors. Could you please describe in details your painting process for me?
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Re: Still Life

Wonderful!

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Old 06-05-2018, 03:27 PM
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Re: Still Life

Dcam and ErnstG, thank you!

PhuongMy - I had the same problem as you. Few people do traditional realism in India. Even art colleges do not cover techniques in oil painting at all; their focus is on ideas and expression. I, personally, find them limiting without the mastery of technique.

You will find many youtube videos and instructions on layering in oil painting and glazing from a simple internet search. I highly recommend wetcanvas user WFMartin's lessons and demos:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362343
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/32418/530/
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283513

Many places will tell you what to do and how to do it, but the above links will also explain WHY in good detail. Some ingredients/material may not be available in our respective countries, but understanding why something is used will help us construct our methods accordingly. Good luck experimenting and thanks for commenting!
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:36 PM
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Terrific! Bhindi. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. Those links are really a valuable source of info to me. Have a nice painting day! Xxx
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Re: Still Life

Very well executed. Formidable.
I hope gradually to be able to make a layered painting with the same level of quality of this painting.
Congratulations!
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Hi Bhindi,

Your layered, glazed creation is superb!. I am indeed flattered that you appreciate my threads, and it seems that you and I seem to appreciate the same joy of layering, and glazing. It does work well, doesn't it?

When I first began oil painting, I would have been elated to have someone provide me with the information that I attempted to impart on those threads.

Thank you so very much for your support. If I recall correctly, my choice of glazing medium may have changed a bit since I wrote those articles, but it basically remains in the realm of traditional materials.

I'll be pleased to provide anyone who wishes to know with information regarding my new choices of medium ingredients, and methods.
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WFMartin, please please please share with us your new choices, experiences and knowledge about it. Today is my luckiest day in this worlddddd. Yesterday night Iím sleepless with plenty of thoughts and intentions. I thought of ways to try glazing all the colors I have in hand and those I want to invest more tomorrow, of noting all glazing techniques in a nice book, and ways to experience them. Iím happy.
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Re: Still Life

The recipe I use for my glazing medium is as follows:

2 portions Linseed Oil
2 portions Walnut Oil
1 portion Canada Balsam
2 portions Oil of Spike Lavender

Canada Balsam is the resin in this recipe, and Oil of Spike functions as the solvent. This is probably one of the LEAST TOXIC mediums that one could use. I selected each of these ingredients for its unique characteristics, that includes such factors as compatibility, drying time, flow, durability, etc., etc.

My method of glazing remains unchanged, essentially. I rub the medium onto the surface of the underpainting, and I apply paint directly into this thin application of medium. Near the end layers of glazing, I dip the tip of my brush into the medium, and mix it with the paint on my palette, using my brush to do that.

Walnut Oil and Oil of Spike both impart a slippery action the medium that I enjoy for glazing. Oil of spike is more aggressive in its solvent action than Turpentine, and MUCH more aggressive than Odorless Mineral Spirits. It "bites into" the surface of the dried underpainting, creating a firm bond.

I still use a colored imprimatura, and for that I usually tint some Titanium White with a bit of Raw Umber, to create a bit of a taffy color. In some of my older posts, I had used equal portions of Raw Sienna, and Burnt Sienna, with some White, as I recall. That creates a much warmer imprimatura, and that functions very well, too. The purple iris painting is an example of that.

Transparent colors compared to opaque colors are not of any concern to me at all. I apply glazes of color so thinly that if makes very little difference whether the paint is opaque or transparent. I go for the color!
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Re: Still Life

Your info give me a list of things I need to order first today, a picture of the way you work ... just my imagination, not sure if Iím right. I will take a step a time , and I believe you will be there giving me a hand, I hope. I wish you made some clips of your working process. I sound too greedy it seems, forgive me if I do. Have nice evening there!
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Your info give me a list of things I need to order first today, a picture of the way you work ... just my imagination, not sure if Iím right. I will take a step a time , and I believe you will be there giving me a hand, I hope. I wish you made some clips of your working process. I sound too greedy it seems, forgive me if I do. Have nice evening there!

Please, Private Message me; I may have something in which you might be interested.
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I did. Thank you very much WF Martin. I'm collecting my treasure now
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Re: Still Life

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Your layered, glazed creation is superb!. I am indeed flattered that you appreciate my threads, and it seems that you and I seem to appreciate the same joy of layering, and glazing. It does work well, doesn't it?

Yes, indeed, so much that once you see the results, it is difficult to go back to alla prima for serious work.

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When I first began oil painting, I would have been elated to have someone provide me with the information that I attempted to impart on those threads.

It is great humility that allows you to share with others knowledge you had to work so much for. I consider it very appropriate to pay it forward.
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