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Old 05-15-2018, 07:54 AM
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Oil is driving me crazy....once again....

A watercolorist here...previously things have been frustrating when i tried oils. This time its no different. However, this time i am not gonna give up. Next time will try a much simpler subject. I attempted a scene far beyond my skill level, which is by the way non existent
A copy of a painting done by Mark Lague.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:28 AM
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Re: Oil is driving me crazy....once again....

Some beautiful touches here, suggest you do not get despondent and carry on, there is greatness here, look at the right bottom of the picture, the blue/black car, the zebra crossing (as we call it in SA) the man looking in the window, and lots more.... Lovely stuff. Keep going.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:02 AM
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Re: Oil is driving me crazy....once again....

You have a nice touch. Keep going as Paul said.
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I like this painting, very good!
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:34 PM
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Re: Oil is driving me crazy....once again....

Even if this is a copy of a painting, it's nicely done. Love the looseness, the way it's not over-detailed or finicky, the fun expressive style.
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Re: Oil is driving me crazy....once again....

Great atmosphere in this painting. Keep going, you'll get the hang of oils.
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Re: Oil is driving me crazy....once again....

It is a nice work Monsur, never worry that, you are definitely on the right track if painting alla prima is your goal. In my opinion, alla prima work is one of the hardest to master, huge numbers of variables need be taken into account with each individual brush stroke. Masters make this look easy, but truth be told it is extremely complex, and as such, as much time should be given to each stroke as is needed to accomplish the effect one is looking for in each area. There are hundreds of happy accidents happening in oil painting all the time, each stroke is made with tens or even hundreds of bristles at a time going in usually the same direction but with at least some degree of variance.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:06 AM
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Re: Oil is driving me crazy....once again....

Thanks everyone for your comments.

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Masters make this look easy, but truth be told it is extremely complex, and as such, as much time should be given to each stroke as is needed to accomplish the effect one is looking for in each area. There are hundreds of happy accidents happening in oil painting all the time, each stroke is made with tens or even hundreds of bristles at a time going in usually the same direction but with at least some degree of variance.

Yeah, i know masters make it look too easy. I should not even compare mine to them. But because i have seen them , my brain is always comparing . With watercolors, like i said, i started when i was very young. I just played with it and it became second nature to me. I had no target to achieve and nothing to compare with. But with oils i already have the end result in my mind but my skill is letting me down, obviously......because this is my 5th oil painting ...ever, in 5 years. But my stupid brain is not ready to acknowledge it
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Re: Oil is driving me crazy....once again....

I hear you there Monsur, I was feeling that way about my recent watercolor work. Just that learning curve that can be difficult, but my goodness the fun and freedom when the skills catch up to the desires. My difficulty now seems to be speed, which I have gotten immensely faster from a couple years ago, but I still feel slow compared to where I want to be.
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Re: Oil is driving me crazy....once again....

Looks good to me, I think you should keep going.
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Looks good.. what are you finding difficult?
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