Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Oil Painting.


This is one of the 3 oil paintings that the landscapes drawings were done in preparation for, can't remember exactly when it was done a few years ago.
Sorry about the flash glare, there's glass in the frame.

9 comments:

Aeron Alfrey said...

Your cross hatching technique translates well into oil. Did you use the back of the brush for some of the markings? I really need to get back into oil painting again!

Anonymous said...

YEah, it's quite good. You've found a nice balance between that gestural, painterly application of paint and a sort of realism, amking distinct forms.
-luke

zeke said...

It was fun to try oils but I think it's an unsuccesful painting.
The small drawings work better. The letdown in this painting (and most of my attempts at painting) is that the forms are too simple.Just can't seem to get the same level of intricate detail with paints as with pens and pencils.
Perhaps if I'd've done it bigger and got more detail in it would've worked better.
the colours should've been paler towards the background as well to give more of an impression of depth.
Think it was an old pencil I used to get the scratches in there.

Luke Pski said...

Yeah, I see what you're saying. Every element has highlights, so it pops off the canvas, fighting for equal recognition.I'm sure you could achieve what you set out to with oils though; everything is there, you just need to tweak it and maybe develop an atack plan.
Dave Coopers Flickr set always inspires me to want to get into oils; he really builds it in layers, doing underpainting that seems to bind everything together, then he applies layers over it.
I've only recently messed around with oils, so I don't really know what I'm talking about, mind you.

Luke Pski said...

- I still like the painting though. It's no masterpiece, but it's something I'd put on my wall.

zeke said...

Heh heh, damn it with faint praise, eh?!

Luke Pski said...

Trying not to....
I do like it, that's my point..Ahh,, I'm digging myself a hole here aren't I?
My Point: Keep Painting.

zeke said...

Despite my sarcasm, I do really appreciate your comments Luke and may well have another go at this tricky oil paint business.

Paleo said...

100% with Luke here, this is not a good painting, but Zeke, you paint really good!
You gotta expand and explore on all this weird land/mind-scapes