I have been playing with oils last couple of months and just following some tutorials from http://www.painting-tutorials-online.com to get a feel of them.
It’s been fun and some struggle. It’s just a different way of thinking.
I think I am beginning to understand why people call watercolor the most difficult medium to master. The oils just stay put wherever you glob them, while watercolors are so alive.  
On the other hand, while watercolors have always come easy too me, I am having a learning curve with oils. “Can’t I just leave the while of the canvas to represent white in my painting, like I do in watercolor? Do I have to paste on the Titanium White…. ewwww………..”
“But oh, they are so deep and they just glow!!!”
Here are a few of my small attempts at this amazing medium. I really really want to do some plein airs with oils. Hopefully soon!
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  1. Michelle Smith
    Michelle Smith says:

    It looks like you’re catching onto oils quite nicely. When I attempted acrylics, I found it quite frustrating after being so used to working with watercolors. It was nice to be able to correct mistakes or change things as much as needed without having to start all over again, though. Good to see you posting.

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  2. Srishti
    Srishti says:

    Hey Michelle, Yes, I hear you… Though I just Love watercolors…
    Love working with them, cleanup and just love the overall look of watercolors. You can’t beat it…. 🙂

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  3. Srishti
    Srishti says:

    Chritiane, do try it out… It keeps you fresh and motivated trying new things definitely. I know I will get back to my beloved watercolors sooner or later!

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