WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Oil Painting
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 10-06-2018, 04:58 AM
purbeckhedgehog purbeckhedgehog is offline
Member
Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 61
 
Hails from United Kingdom
Dry brush oil

Another thread on here showing a black and white oil sketch has prompted me to dig out an experimental piece I did severel years ago using a dry brush technique. Essentially you make a thick pad of absorbent paper (kitchen roll) and use this to scrub your brush with oil paint on into the pad to absorb as much of the oil as possible and use the now dry pigment left on the brush to paint with onto white paper.

It’s a technique apparently popular with some Russian artists. I enjoyed the exercise but wouldn’t want to make a career out of it! I’d be interested in your comments.

C+C welcome.



Alan
__________________
One blue sky above us,
One ocean lapping all our shore,
One Earth so green and round,
Who could ask for more. ....Pete Seeger
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 10-06-2018, 08:59 AM
Humbaba's Avatar
Humbaba Humbaba is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,027
 
Re: Dry brush oil

Try getting a perfect drawing before you begin painting in this method, and you can use color:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON782iSuVsw
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 10-06-2018, 09:13 AM
purbeckhedgehog purbeckhedgehog is offline
Member
Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 61
 
Hails from United Kingdom
Re: Dry brush oil

Drawn many many many years ago and offered as interest only. Never meant as a finished work.......And yes I know you can use colour!
__________________
One blue sky above us,
One ocean lapping all our shore,
One Earth so green and round,
Who could ask for more. ....Pete Seeger
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 10-06-2018, 09:50 PM
Phranque's Avatar
Phranque Phranque is offline
Immortalized
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 4,555
 
Hails from Netherlands
Re: Dry brush oil

In all honesty, I think he animal looks quite misshapen. Also, considering it's the oils that bind the pigment to the surface, why temove them?
__________________
Critiques and comments are always welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 10-07-2018, 06:01 AM
0chre's Avatar
0chre 0chre is online now
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 697
 
Hails from Netherlands
Re: Dry brush oil

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phranque
Also, considering it's the oils that bind the pigment to the surface, why remove them?
Indeed. You could also add a tiny bit of oil to your pastels for the same effect...

Last edited by 0chre : 10-07-2018 at 06:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 10-07-2018, 06:42 AM
wal_t wal_t is offline
Enthusiast
Netherlands
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,501
 
Hails from Netherlands
Re: Dry brush oil

Interesting to see I have no experience in drybrush with oil paint myself. I like the technique and the most beaiutifull drybrush work I have seen is from Andrew Wyeth but he was using watercolor not oils. I reckon that this is much easier done with a fast drying paint when the stroke is dry almost immediately after it is applied with almost all the liqued removed from the brush first on a rag, paper or by squeezing it out before the stroke is applied ....
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:27 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.