Let’s cut the crap !
This is a nuts and bolts website. So, I’m not going to fill you with a lot of reiterate wording, just to fill pages. Here at Oil Painting Made Easy we will go directly into the very basics of oil painting.
Here at oil painting made easy, you will learn the basics of creating a painting from the ground up, using various techniques to create a better picture. This should make your painting experience all the more enjoyable. I try to teach and encourage each individual to develop they’re own style.
Let’s start with a painting we’ll call “Wilderness Stream”. It is a good starter project and a fairly easy way to learn. Go to the page, How to Paint a Landscape in Oils.
The painting was made from this photo.
ABOUT OIL PAINTING
I believe that the oil painting medium is the most versatile painting medium around. Because of it’s slow drying, it allows one to paint into it. Which is part of the beauty of it. You can paint into it wet in wet, blend, and make corrections as you proceed with the painting. You can paint into it on a daily basis, or you can let it dry for a few days, then come back and paint wet over dry.
Stepping away from the painting occasionally can give you a fresh look. This can reveal something you might want to change or paint over.
BOOKS AND VIDEOS
There are more books about art and painting than “patch hell a mile”! And, you could read a great many of these; and also, observe the many painting demos available. But, you will not actually become an artist until you do it yourself. Pick up and physically apply that pen, pencil or brush. Oil Painting Made Easy can give you a better insight to the art of oil painting.
Now, it is a good idea to study other artists. However, be careful that you do not end up copying or emulating them. You really should develop your own style. In my studies of other artists, I have gleaned from them what I believe works for me. I recommend that you do like wise. You can also get quite a bit of info by going to emptyeasel.com