This photo was hurriedly taken at the exhibition room(impastos on collars are gone). I will take a better photo in my own house later.
oil on F12 canvas
when did you start painting?
do you have any good tips?
Thank you very much for your compliment
I've been practicing the medium all those years but my oils weren't satisfiable until half a year or so ago.
My old works looked realistic but almost like 'colored drawings' without any brush strokes and paint layers.
Suddenly my painting techniques(brush strokes, glazing, thick impasto etc...) have improved a lot since then and now I can do both realistic styles or impressionistic styles or any other styles.
My best tips for oil painting practice should be to use as thick paint and many colors as possible, and also to paint from life not from photographs.
Visible brush strokes and sculpting-like impastos are the key to attractive oil painting IMO.
I never painted in oil only in acrylic.
I don't have canvases to use oil paints.
with acrylic I can work on paper so I use these paints only.
can I use the same technique with acrylic paint?
also with drawing from life might be a problem when painting sabre tooths because they are sort of extinct...
unless I go back in time and draw them then
when I drew any reconstruction or a random drawing of a tiger or leopard I always drew looking at a photograph or another drawing.
mostly I draw from memory but the result is that its not that accurate as I want it to be.
also I forgot to say it that when I paint my colors are never the same as on the reference picture I am looking at
my last painting which I did like 3 years ago was a bit too orange..................
I always had problems with mixing the colors
I have all primary colors
maybe I need to buy more to be more successful in my future paintings
I do want to do a painting but I am afraid of messing it up and tearing into pieces as I usually do when something goes wrong with my artwork...
I waste a lot of paper... I know