Paint Basket Member Art Forum

Author Topic: Anything Oil Painting  (Read 23509 times)

Anya

  • Paint Brush
  • *
  • Posts: 682
Reply #30 on: September 24, 2011, 02:05:53 PM
Thanks Nolan, I haven't gotten around to watching the entire tulip video. Okay , now I know for next time. I have to tell you that this is such a fantastic idea to use clear cover, it was so quick and easy (except for the tear). It is such a pain to paint around all the edges when doing the background.

I am very excited to get started on  this rose.

Thanks for great teaching!!


nolan

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 11188
    • Draw With Nolan
Reply #31 on: September 24, 2011, 03:53:25 PM
 O0


artluck

  • Pencil
  • *
  • Posts: 38
Reply #32 on: November 03, 2011, 06:54:58 AM
O0

I am learning so much here, thanks to you, Dennis, and other fellow artists.  After watching some of the vids, I realized that there was much learning on the sound basis for oil painting as there was on unlearning my old habits, despite my long lay off.  Needless to say, I am still struggling to integrate theory with practice as many of us may be doing.  May I propose something that I hope others will find useful --- and this is based on your very good response to my question on the color brown --- that we have a thread for some mini-quiz?  Specifically using the theoretical framework for color mixing we have so far learned.  For instance, if one has brown as a base color for instance, the highlight would then be the next color up the color wheel.  But as brown is the shadow color of orange (i.e. red, yellow + blue).  Then, is it safe to assume that the highlight for brown would be adding orange?  Would the shadow then be obtained by adding more blue?

The proposed model for the minI-quiz or whatever the administrators may decide:  if base color for an object of one's painting is color X, what would be a) the highlight color mix for this color? and b) what would constitute the color mix for shadow for the color X?  I have in mind here a complex mix of colors as a base color (as for the brown example) where the conventional color wheel may not provide ready answers, much less for newbies like myself.  It may be for selfish reasons that I propose such a thread, but I hope others may find it useful.  What do you, Dennis and others in my situation think?  Thanks all for your patience.  Hoping that this is not a tall order!
« Last Edit: November 03, 2011, 08:36:53 AM by artluck »


thegrindre

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1053
  • Don't fry bacon in the nude...
Reply #33 on: November 03, 2011, 08:50:50 AM
Would it help any if you saw a 24 color wheel?
The shadow color for brown would be a bluish.
a.k.a. Rick
At my age, 'Happy Hour' is a nap...


nolan

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 11188
    • Draw With Nolan
Reply #34 on: November 03, 2011, 10:38:04 AM
the whole forum is a mini quizz  ;D


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19094
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #35 on: November 03, 2011, 11:50:05 AM
Its like being a contestant on the $500,000 pyramid!  :2funny: That was an old gameshow from the U.S.
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


artluck

  • Pencil
  • *
  • Posts: 38
Reply #36 on: November 03, 2011, 12:24:21 PM
Its like being a contestant on the $500,000 pyramid!  :2funny: That was an old gameshow from the U.S.

Sorry, but my post may have been wrongly worded, phrased, etc.  Regardless, I will throw in my questions when I run into a specific problem as it arises.  Just trying to overcome beginner anxieties and frustrations, that's all.  With your responses, the enormity of the proposal quickly began to sink  :2funny:.  Thanks to all for the wake up call anyway!


thegrindre

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1053
  • Don't fry bacon in the nude...
Reply #37 on: November 03, 2011, 12:54:19 PM
No reason to be sorry, most of the current posters on these forums are all beginners. Not many of us have any more then a few months under our belts at most.
There are a few who have many years experience but haven't used in a long time. It's basically why we're all here. We're all 'beginners' in one way or another.

Have fun!
a.k.a. Rick
At my age, 'Happy Hour' is a nap...


nolan

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 11188
    • Draw With Nolan
Reply #38 on: November 03, 2011, 01:50:51 PM
 ;D in other words, ask your questions you have anywhere on the forum, we'll all do our best to help O0


artluck

  • Pencil
  • *
  • Posts: 38
Reply #39 on: November 03, 2011, 02:22:35 PM
;D in other words, ask your questions you have anywhere on the forum, we'll all do our best to help O0

 :thankyou: Nolan.  Very reassuring.  Will do.  Can't wait for my laminating sheets to arrive so I can put my color buster to use.  That should be a start.  Thanks folks!


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19094
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #40 on: November 03, 2011, 04:54:03 PM
I'll have to print a new one...couldn't get mine laminated and it got a little wet....gave me a good idea of what colours NOT to blend!  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


NHC50

  • Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 3322
Reply #41 on: February 08, 2012, 04:08:38 PM
Nolan I have a question for you. I am getting ready to do a tulip painintg. I want to do a molted background. So I thought I would try your trick using contact paper over the tulips. But the contact paper will not stay on. I am doing this in acrylics. since the contact paper does not work. do I go ahead and do all the background. Which will be greens, browns, etc. with tall weeds, grasses. then paint the tulips over it.  :-\ If not what do I do?
Hope this makes sense. Oh by the way the tulips are pink.  ;D
Nina
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning, the devil says. "OH NO, SHES UP!"


nolan

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 11188
    • Draw With Nolan
Reply #42 on: February 08, 2012, 06:07:25 PM
use masking tape to tape the edges like I did with my tulip if your contact paper won't stick - seems like the brand you bought wasn't very good then  :-\


NHC50

  • Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 3322
Reply #43 on: February 08, 2012, 06:26:41 PM
ok will try that thanks.
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning, the devil says. "OH NO, SHES UP!"


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 19094
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #44 on: February 09, 2012, 02:08:33 AM
Nolan, just curious .... could masking fluid be used in the initial stages of oil?  ???  I have only tried it once with acrylics and it seemed to work ok.
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


 

SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal