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!
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
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.
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.
- I still like the painting though. It's no masterpiece, but it's something I'd put on my wall.
Heh heh, damn it with faint praise, eh?!
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.
Despite my sarcasm, I do really appreciate your comments Luke and may well have another go at this tricky oil paint business.
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
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