finalprodigy wrote:Wow, Krysta! My first oil painting wasn`t nearly as good as this! I really like your textures and the poses of the figures.
My only advice is for you to balance the piece a bit more and add some gradiations in color values. That would definitly add even more depth to the piece. I usually make the background just a bit darker than the foreground in order to draw the eye to the central figure.
These are just minor aesthetic things though, the painting is still very impressive in my eyes! Keep them coming!
BYart wrote:Bravo Krysta!
I love the texture and the figure, and the horse is very expressive!
I agree with finalprodigy on using a bit more graduation in values.
Did you mix your blacks or did you use black straight from tube?
If from tube, try mixing your own next time as it gives the black more depth.
Other than that, i think you've done a magnificent job on this oil!
You are my hero!
Trying oils is something I haven't done, and I applaud you for painting such a wonderful painting!
neogenius44 wrote:Brilliant Krysta!
My first oils were AWFUL! BUT I've kept them. If this is the beginning then you are going to become a MASTER (mistress?) at oils.
Painted in your inimitable style too. 9/10 Brilliant!!!!!!
Your skill, ability and confidence grows as our group of
illiant artists grows older.
Big thanks to Joe ASC!
johnwalkeasy wrote:K, I think you,ll do just fine with the oils. I would advise you to continue useing the oils. One of the big things about painting with oil. Is it,s reguard on the art market. It sells better. More well thought of. More doors will open. At art galleries and art shows. You see more oils than anything else. Thier,s a reason for that.
eezy wrote:Krysta....great job!!! I have to agree with everyone else's comments and you did a wonderful job for the first time. It takes alot of time and patience to do oils and I commend you at that. Congrats on a job well done!!
Michael Ortega wrote:Krysta, keep it up with the oils. This is "The Medium". If you have the space and the money then you need to stay on this path.
There is a need to be more attentive when working with oil paints. Some of your materials may be flamable and or toxic. So be aware of the properties of your materials.
Having said that...your painting is wonderful and I hope you continue along this route. This is where the big boys and girls play.
kcortese wrote:Hi Krysta!
You did a great job on your first oil painting.
Blending oil paint is easier than you think. Pull the edge of your color in or out depending on the direction of your light, also let it dry a bit several hours or overnight before working the paint.
You'll find that blending oils is much easier than acrylic. You also don't have to use as much paint. I like the pigment of oils better, I think they are easier to handle also.
If the paint has dried more than wanted, dip your
ush in clean solvent, wipe it on a paper towel to remove excess, and blend with the empty solvent
I tried both, acrylic and oils, and found that my favorite is the oils.
All the solvents are flammable.
I keep a half gallon of low odor mineral spirits at my work station. You have to watch out like Michael said, turpentine is "flammable" so if you use it on paper towels or a rag, throw it outside in the trash, it can self ignite.
If you smoke, try not to light a cigarette near your flammable solvents.
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