Painting In Oils ?

scotjimland

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Some years ago I dabbled with watercolours but never really got ahead with them.. crap if I were honest.. But I feel I can do better with oil, and having seen a few paintings on here would like some basic advice..

I have also watched quite a few youtube videos and read some forums but would really appreciate any advice, where to start, what equipment etc .. do's and don'ts

There is a local art club locally which I plan to attend next week..

please show your paintings and how you achieved the result..

so very much appreciated...
 
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I dapple a bit but it’s usually two coats of emulsion on plaster and occasional oil on wood, normally white satin.
However I have tried oil on canvas but can anyone tell me how to stop the numbers showing through.
 
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no one ?

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C821848C-6356-477D-9A76-ED2E8C0A9973.jpeg First painting in 20+ years, keeping my granddaughter company. Obviously watercolour, borrowed from granddaughter - mine had all dried up.

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Apparently this lady is open to offering advice she says she is a profechana
l drawer person you can contact her through her Facebook page
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must be a wind up .. tell her not to give up the day job :ROFLMAO:
 
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Use a pallet knife - much less mess and keeps application fresh

Keep limited colours

What matters: tone and perspective, not accurate colours.

Take care with shadows (must be all correct direction) and reflections (in water always directly under).

I paint from previously taken photos rather than live.

I don’t try to sell - they are just for family walls

Paint for yourself - don’t worry. The pleasure is in the mindfulness of really seeing an image - if you capture it the pleasure is double.
 
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I paint in oils, outside mainly. I have a pochade box and a photographers tripod, I restrict myself to 10x8” max and give myself a time limit of 2 hours otherwise the light has changed and the scene is totally different. I carry far too much equipment. It would be best to restrict myself to 8 colours and a few brushes, but my self discipline is not very good. It is a messy pastime, but I love doing it. We have a van conversion and I find it’s not practical to do it inside. Here is a painting I did in Ile de Ré, France, this summer. E0F58AB4-67EC-4686-A254-9AA5B03191BA.jpeg
 
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Just finished painting the hall,stairs and landing, one small bedroom and the bathroom. Then it’s a living room and downstairs loo. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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