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.
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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
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.
Layer 5 of many on this one 🍑
Took me around 2 months to finish. Still seems pretty amateur to my eyes but I love it
Anybody else do little paintings to practice and feel the satisfaction of finishing an artwork?
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.
painting is by nick alm btw. What rules does he follow for mixing impressionism into realism paintings in a way that is subtle and doesn’t immediately stand out? I wanna try a style like this but I have no idea how to remove/simplify the background In a way that is classy. Also, do you see how he makes an object be a gradient from realistic to impressionistic? How do I know which objects to do this to, or which part of the object to do this to? I guess this question is more of a compositional question rather than a technique question -I know how to physically paint a background like this with hazy transparent glazes/washes.
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!
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:
But this is what actually happens:
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.
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)
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.