/r/oilpainting

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r/Oilpainting it's a place to share your OWN paintings, we don't care if you are new or professional, all art are welcome.

we only allow real oilpaints, not digital or AI generated, both will get you banned.

For all oil paintings, tips, photos, everything about oils.


Useful Subreddits:


to identify paints:

/r/WhatIsThisPainting


Follow the rules or your post will be deleted and you could be banned

Link to full rules

Shortlist Rules

  • Only pictures of oil paintings made by you.

  • Pictures of persons (others than reference) aren't allowed, this include the painter.

  • Mark NSFW if apply sorry, this it's a Reddit rule

  • We allow pictures of paints from famous painters to discuss about their style.

  • Video post aren't allowed, only as reply to a tutorial video from a well known youtuber, btw: all videos are manually approved.

  • Don't post your social media links or handles

  • Don't post links to external sites.

Do you have any question?, please write us via modmail


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Hello, does oil paint smells? Gives headaches?

Hi, I haven’t used oil paint in ages and want to set up a space in my bedroom, but I don’t remember, is there a big smell/scent that comes with oil paint? Would it be bad to sleep in a room where I have all my supplies? Will I get headaches? Thks

6 Comments
2024/02/26
09:48 UTC

7

The meadow, oil on canvas. What do you think?

0 Comments
2024/02/26
05:24 UTC

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First ever Oil Painting! How did I do?

As the title states this is my first oil painting, after watching some paint coach I decided to start with something easy and went for an apple and only allowing myself Titanium White and Burnt Umber.

0 Comments
2024/02/26
04:15 UTC

9

Newbie & out of balance. Any tips?

Newbie

5 Comments
2024/02/26
03:36 UTC

32

Finished today 👍

1 Comment
2024/02/26
03:08 UTC

19

Fruit still life (wip)

Layer 5 of many on this one 🍑

1 Comment
2024/02/26
02:40 UTC

13

My first large painting, woman with harp

Took me around 2 months to finish. Still seems pretty amateur to my eyes but I love it

0 Comments
2024/02/26
02:16 UTC

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Just a fun little practice piece for me today.

Anybody else do little paintings to practice and feel the satisfaction of finishing an artwork?

0 Comments
2024/02/26
02:14 UTC

102

Please help. Total newb.

I know this sucks, but I don't know how to fix it. This is my first attempt at oil painting. I really have only done monochromatic pencil drawings, so using paint AND color is throwing me way off. All suggestions welcome.

14 Comments
2024/02/26
01:33 UTC

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Seeking Advice!!

Hello! I used to oil paint quite a bit when I was younger, but havent in several years. I'm trying to get back into it, but I'm feeling overwhelmed with where to start. Does anyone have recommendations for intro exercises, projects, videos, or really any helpful resources? Anything for someone who isn't picking up a brush for the first time, but needs refreshing and direction. Thank you so much in advance!

4 Comments
2024/02/25
23:35 UTC

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Mixing primaries is limited(?)

After my recent epiphany that cyan, magenta & yellow are much more suitable prime colors than RYB (for pigment) my mind is blown once again. Apparently there ARE some colors you just cannot get by mixing primaries.

I always thought it worked like this:

Cyan + yellow = green (100% saturation)

But this is what actually happens:

Its only 50% saturation :(

So you can only get colors along that white line or below, toward gray. Disappointing to say the least. The only workaround ive seen is to use biased primaries, leaning in hue towards the color you want to achieve. That helps a lot, but youre still always going to lose some saturation.

Does anyone know the actual reason for this? Im aware of additive & subtractive mixing, but i dont get why subtractive cant just keep 100% saturation like the first image.

3 Comments
2024/02/25
22:36 UTC

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Oil Painting of a redditor's dog

the dog photo belongs to u/CGA21 pardon it the colors are a bit off. the reference was low-key butchered by the printer. (I print out my references so they're easier to see and don't randomly switch off whilest I'm painting)

1 Comment
2024/02/25
21:50 UTC

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"Resting", Oil on canvas, 12"x16"

1 Comment
2024/02/25
21:10 UTC

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Best alternatives to burnt sienna?

Hello all, could anyone please recommend the best alternative recipes to making burnt sienna, using the following colors I currently own?

(Using water mixable [miscible] oils by W&N)

Obvious colors: Alizarin crimson, Permanent rose, Cad red dark, Cad orange, Cad yellow dark & medium, Lemon yellow, Burnt umber, Black (ivory, lamp).

Other colors: Green - phthalo (blue hue), Blue - phthalo (red hue), ultramarine, Titanium white, Quin. Magenta.

1 Comment
2024/02/25
20:21 UTC

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What do you think? Honest feedback, please

0 Comments
2024/02/25
19:14 UTC

77

5 Years of Painting - Sea and Skye

3 Comments
2024/02/25
18:47 UTC

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Specialized gravel bike on muddy ride

3 Comments
2024/02/25
18:30 UTC

13

Post-Fight oil painting

0 Comments
2024/02/25
16:42 UTC

2

'The Eternal Grief'.Oil on canvas.

0 Comments
2024/02/25
16:38 UTC

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