Painting Made Easier for every Juan (Part 2)

SaigonDeManila By SaigonDeManila, 12th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The continuation or second part tutorial painting in oil medium, design for beginners and intermediate learners.

An Oil Painting Basic Tutorial Continuation...

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen”

- Leonardo da Vinci

This is the second part of my oil painting tutorial. Please check the previous article to make up the first very educational free art tutorial article. Feel free to check below my original painting progressive reference on this article.

Exhibit 1 (a walk through)

Titled: Jakarta Roofs Medium: Oil in Canvass Size:12 x 8.5
Progressive painting on clock-wise arrangement from right to left.


CONSISTENCY AND DETAILS-After the initial sketching and blocking in layers, use a medium that has been mixed in advance for the remaining oil painting. This can alleviated many problems with consistency. Avoid mixing pure oil or pure solvent with your paint in these subsequent layers. Paint the details simply in the size bristle brush. Retain the dark values here to help serve as a lead-in for the composition. But don't overdevelop the background with texture and detail because they would then compete with the roofs Add more of the mother color as they recede into the painting. You can now justify the correction such as additional window to make the last building further from the main subjects which are the roofs. Don't over do the roof reflection as it may look like birds droplings when seen through heavy atmosphere. So don't be overly concerned about defining light effects on your beginner's composition.


RETOUCHING AND CORRECTION -Of course you can make still change yourmind in some details. See the number of windows I added? Because oily layers should be applied over leaner layers of oil paint, transparent glazes made with an oil medium generally should be applied during the final stages of an oil painting.I did the retouching before the glazes. Glazes can create transparencies in specific color areas to unify the painting. They may be applied in one or more layers over transparent or opaque paint. Using glazes in this way differs from traditional glaze painting discussed below. Because fat over lean isn't an issue with acrylics, acrylic glazes can be applied on acrylic paintings at any stage.

I have been through major art coaches myself, and I must say, I was not taught this vital information in a painting session. I learned all of this information on my own from more than 10 years research in books, videos, interviews (yes)museums and trial and error like just like how life is.

I know you are eager to ask more questions and techniques I missed. Please free to comment and I will try to give you free advise as possible.

Happy Painting!

-Saigon De Manila©


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author avatar GenkiWorld
14th Jan 2015 (#)

great tutorial and so easy to follow, any beginner will find this incredibly understanding and easy to do. painting is really not as complicated as some make it to be.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
14th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Genki, you try it when you have time in between Wikinut and breaking our nuts at work. Painting is a good therapeutic activity. Watch out for my upcoming tutorial on Water colour!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
14th Jan 2015 (#)

Great article! Thank you for sharing!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
14th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you for the kind words Nancy, it's my pleasure to share my passion to art.

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author avatar Eno_jubril
17th Feb 2015 (#)

The details i gess would take a whole for amateur you seems to made it in one sitting or am just reading it hahaha!

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author avatar Eno_jubril
17th Feb 2015 (#)

I mean whole week for me yet to easy for a trained painter.

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25th May 2015 (#)

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