Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Last week was extremely frustrating for me, as I had no access to the internet due to some technical problems with the connection.Finally its all sorted and I am back on track. Mean while, I thought of trying my hands on oils.Here I am sharing my first ever attempt with oil.
Acrylics and watercolors are the mediums that I worked with, but stayed away from oils.Actually,there are several reasons behind this.Firstly,I had no formal training and had no idea how to go about it.I did follow some videos,sites and some articles about oil painting but,the more I read them, more confused I got.What I knew about oils was that, they take a longer time to dry and cleaning brushes after their use was also a crucial part and I realized that this could be a troublesome job for a lazy bug like me.:) But still,gave it a try and let me tell you my patience really got tested(is it that use of acrylics made me impatient?).
Well,talking about the above painting,I am nor very sure about the result but somewhere within ,there is a sense of dissatisfaction.I did not like the way I painted the red tulips but then, did not want to overdo anything, as a disastrous first attempt can leave a deep impact and I don't want this piece to be my first and last attempt with oils.Would definitely like to work more with oils to improve myself, but how often I would do so?Not sure.
Any suggestion would be highly appreciated.:)