Friday, December 16, 2011

Oil primed surfaces


This is my first result painting on an oil primed surface. I used only one brush,(which is a no-no) but I just wanted to lay down some paint.

I now see a whole different animal. This is fun but the paint acts a bit different. I like
it. I need to explore more. Good thing I have a few more panels to paint on. I now
understand about "make a brush stroke and leave it."
There isn't a stitch of snow outside, but am eager to get out and plien air the neighbor
hood.
5"x7' oils, on oil primed surface.

8 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

It's beautiful! Your post is very educational for me, too. I'd like to hear more about oil primed surfaces?

billspaintingmn said...

Katherine! Hello and Thank-you!

This oil primed surface does present the brush strokes differently than a gesso'd board. I will paint several more, trying
different things.
I have some ideas that may work in
this approch, to get an effect.
Thanks for your comment!

Jan said...

This is a beautiful landscape, Bill. I don't paint in oils, I use acrylics, but I love learning what I can about all mediums...thank you~~~

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Jan! Each medium has a variety of ways to work with.

I'm exploring oil primed surfaces, as I've heard enough about it to want to give it a try.
It does give a different 'look' than the gesso'd boards.
I need to get familiar with its capabilities.

Jane said...

The colors in your paintings are all beautiful and bright, I love the blue background against the bright and yellow foreground. Really lovely painting!

billspaintingmn said...

Thank you Jane! I'm trying a new approch in oils.It has some pluses, but I'll need to research this a bit more.
Thank yo for commenting! :)

Susan Renee Lammers said...

Hi Bill! I like your painting today. It takes bravery to put down a stroke and leave it! Seems like all of the greatest painters do this. I love painting with oils on copper. I wonder if you have ever tried this? I use 30 ounce weight copper, sand it, and start painting. I can cut it with tin snips anywhere I am. I put a coat of cold wax by Gamblin when I am done. I thought you might like this information since you seem to be experimenting!

billspaintingmn said...

Hi Susan! Thank you!

I've not tried 30 ounce copper,(yet)
However I have gilded copper onto a hardboard surface, and painted with japans,(enamel) I first tone the copper so it takes on an 'old penny' look. The japans dry dead flat and has a unique look.
I should do one and post it.

Thanks for commenting Susan. I've enjoyed seeing your blog. Stapleton
Kearns has mentioned you.