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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.


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/r/WhatIsThisPainting


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

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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.

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Been a little while, gotta practice my patience

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2024/06/11
18:25 UTC

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More sketchy and abstract approach, oil on paper

2 Comments
2024/06/11
17:48 UTC

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Portrait Study, oil, 2024

8x10”, oil on canvas paper. Reference by Calvin Lupiya on Unsplash.

0 Comments
2024/06/11
15:49 UTC

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Current work in progress

I really wanted to get into oil painting and this is my first WIP definitely no where near finished. I don’t even know what the art style is and it’s not very proportionate and I’m not using the most high quality paints but that’s what learning is all about: making mistakes.

I would love some feedback!

3 Comments
2024/06/11
15:38 UTC

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Questions about proper safety procedures?

I'm wondering what safety measures I need to take for oil painting at home. I went to school for oil painting and was able to follow the schools procedure while I was there. This consisted of throwing all rags/paper towels into a JustRite waste can and locking all solvents in a flammable storage cabinet.

I've been apprehensive to paint at my home after graduating because I don't know how I can be safe.

What I wanted to do was buy a mini Flammable storage cabinet that I could store my solvents in. (Just Gamsol and Galkyd, never use turp or anything like that) Than I could put my paper towels in an air tight jar and put the jar in the cabinet. However even the tiny cabinets (which is all I need) are super cost prohibitive at over $500 . I've seen some on amazon for around $100 which I could swing but they have no reviews, or bad reviews, and I'm afraid might not actually meat OSHA standards or whatever.

I really want to be 1000% safe, I live in an apartment with friends I don't want to burn down.(Also no backyard or anything, no access to keeping things outside in a shed or in a garage) At this point I have read ad nauseam all information online. It seems like a lot of people will just put their paper towels in an old olive jar, is that really completely safe? Also not a lot of talk about where people store their gamsol.

What do I do?

5 Comments
2024/06/11
15:01 UTC

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"Echoes Of Poems Past"

0 Comments
2024/06/11
14:38 UTC

30

My 2nd oil painting

This is a portrait of a friend's doggo, named Friend. I've been painting my whole life, but switched to oils from acrylics. Whew, what a learning curve. I'd like some honest opinions, critiques, tips, tricks, or ideas you may have. Thank you for looking 😊

2 Comments
2024/06/11
14:07 UTC

4

Potatoes oil painting

0 Comments
2024/06/11
13:26 UTC

59

Interesting results

I’ve undercoated on top of my grid method (the writing) with a fluro spray paint instead of the usual fluro acrylic I use. The marker is managing to show up every time a chuck another layer on. I’m thinking cause spray is oil based the oils over the top reactive it and then the marker were as the acrylic would create a seal.

Now, I’m starting to like it as a point of difference. But also think I might be caught in a bit of cognitive dissonance to justify this happening.

I’ve still got a bit of work to go depending on how I end up sitting with the writing. But would like to hear your opinions on how it looks! And if you think it adds or deducts.

1 Comment
2024/06/11
13:20 UTC

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"Untitled", oil on canvas, blme

1 Comment
2024/06/11
11:48 UTC

4

"self deification" my first self portrait!

Inspired by Matisse, Munch and Gaugin :)

0 Comments
2024/06/11
07:18 UTC

211

8x6” while my wife was barbecuing. Again!

Just trying some new stuff every painting. I like to paint fast, and enjoy impressionism. I always enjoy tips and suggestions from everyone on here. Thanks for looking!

11 Comments
2024/06/11
00:10 UTC

134

50 x 70cm. Constructive criticism appreciated!

8 Comments
2024/06/10
23:57 UTC

84

One of my father best tryptic <3 (Gregory PROCH)

3 Comments
2024/06/10
17:51 UTC

419

Cookies and milk

21 Comments
2024/06/10
17:47 UTC

2

Cadmium red medium poisoning?

I often wash my oil brushes with a brush cleaner + water in my hand to really clean them out. Because of this, I’ve avoided using cadmium or lead based oil paints. I have been using this cadmium red medium for some reason confusing it with my cadmium red hue, and thus there has been a lot of skin contact. Should I be worried???

18 Comments
2024/06/10
16:40 UTC

116

Storm (oil on canvas)

4 Comments
2024/06/10
16:09 UTC

1

Trying to generate a stucco wall

Trying to generate a stucco wall with texture behind the object I am painting. Any help on how to achieve this effect would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance

0 Comments
2024/06/10
15:02 UTC

112

6x8" young deer

4 Comments
2024/06/10
13:28 UTC

60

"Vibrant Sunset" oil on 30x22cm canvas panel

2 Comments
2024/06/10
12:16 UTC

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My friends dog, with some improvements.

3 Comments
2024/06/10
11:45 UTC

41

Lemons and pink

This is my fifth ever oil painting so feedback is welcome!

2 Comments
2024/06/10
11:05 UTC

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Looking for honest feedback

I have no background in painting, this is my first try without any knowledge on techniques/theorical study and I am looking for directions to improve

8 Comments
2024/06/10
08:49 UTC

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