Jump to content


Photo

Second stage of my first large-scale oil painting


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 LilGreenPuffer

LilGreenPuffer

    Yeah, I'm "that girl with the fish."

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,006 posts
  • Location:Kentucky
  • Real Name:Clare
  • Gender:Female
  • Age:22
  • Betta Count:1
  • Total Fish Count:4
  • Referred By:Google
  • Statement:My mission is to make your day a little more surreal.

Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:57 PM

Assignment - select a photo, alter the colors using a photo-editing program, and paint it on a large piece of plywood. I got a 4'x4' piece of wood, primed it, and used a projector to trace the enlarged image onto the surface; I followed that with an ultramarine blue underpainting. Today, I painted in the actual colors and whisked it. The first whisking didn't go so well. Part of the painting was already too dry, and part of it was still too wet. I also went kind of overboard on the bee. After some repair work and a second whisking and some more repair work, here's what I have:

Posted Image

It's not as obvious in the picture since it's so small, but the bee is VERY rough. The flower also needs to get paled down a lot - it's actually supposed to be mostly white. The next step is to work towards precision and a little more detail, then glazing. We might or might not cradle them as well.

Edited by LilGreenPuffer, 06 February 2012 - 08:58 PM.


#2 Kendra

Kendra

    Betta Love Doctor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,885 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Betta Count:Growing
  • Total Fish Count:Growing
  • Referred By:My betta
  • Statement:Good in some, evil in all, is the reason why humans will fall.

Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

I know nothing about art.....but that is GORGEOUS.

#3 LilGreenPuffer

LilGreenPuffer

    Yeah, I'm "that girl with the fish."

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,006 posts
  • Location:Kentucky
  • Real Name:Clare
  • Gender:Female
  • Age:22
  • Betta Count:1
  • Total Fish Count:4
  • Referred By:Google
  • Statement:My mission is to make your day a little more surreal.

Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:22 AM

Haha, thanks, Kendra. I do love how this looks in a picture - you can't see some of the errors! Hopefully I'll be able to work through some of them - and if not, I have a whole semester anyway. Oil painting is really complicated and takes a lot of stages and everything has to be done in the right order and whatnot. >.< Boris is a good teacher and really encouraging, but it's HARD!!!

...I was gonna post a link to his site, but it's under construction. But if anyone wants to see, you can just look up Boris Zakic on Google Images. Apparently he's actually pretty renowned outside of Georgetown College...

#4 Strick

Strick

    Resident Lothario

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,895 posts
  • Location:Northern VA
  • Real Name:Chris
  • Gender:Male
  • Age:Old enough to know better. Not that THAT helps...
  • Betta Count:1, for now...
  • Total Fish Count:30+

Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:09 AM

Looks great already!

#5 sarahberry

sarahberry

    Sarah Berry

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,470 posts
  • Location:Buffalo NY
  • Real Name:Sarah Berry
  • Gender:Female
  • Age:31
  • Betta Count:1- Edgar Blutbod
  • Total Fish Count:1
  • Statement:RIP Bitsy.

Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:13 AM

It's looking great for just beginning! I have lots of friends in the art world, and it seems like their oil paintings are never done! The green bee really appeals to me for some reason. Keep up the good work!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

IPB Skin By Virteq