UPDATE BELOW the original post
I have waited for about a week to use my newly acquired oil painting set.
How exciting was to use oils again after so many years. I always thought that oil paintings where extremely dangerous and smelly, but recently, after doing some research, I found out that it was not the paint that smelled (at least not to me), but the solvents I used to mix the paint with. I couldn’t believe this was the reason I stopped using oils.
Now that I know, I will be using walnut and safflower oil for mixing and cleaning my brushes. In fact, I already did!!! It worked Marvelously! (i like that word :D)
The creamy buttery feel to oils have no equal to acrylic paints. I have fallen in love again!! with oil paint. I still enjoy painting with acrylics… but I think I will be using oils for a while, or until I get off of this high :D. Can’t help it!
This is a very first oil painting (after years of using acrylic). The palette is as limited as my budget: Burnt Sienna (my favorite color!), Hansa Yellow Light, Quinacridone Red, Phthalo Blue and Titanium White. I hope to get more colors soon!!!
Thanks for visiting! 😀
Update: There were a few things that kind of bothered me about the still life above, so I decided to work on it a bit more. I eliminated the red dot on the middle of the vase, added some shadows to the vase, added blue highlights to the flowers, paint a red little flower instead of the purple blob. And in the process I kind of messed up the yellow flower a bit. However, I am still happy about the change. Below is the updated version 😀
Don’t be shy, let me know what you think 😀