Welcome to my art blog on How To Oil Paint. I am an artist/art teacher and you can follow my art lessons here as I give instructions and free advice on how to paint in oils. I also sell Kindle Ebooks written for both beginners and intermediate artists. Visit my website (www.howtooilpaint.info) where, with my fellow artist Jo, we give more great tips on how to paint with oils. I hope you enjoy perusing my posts.
This frog painting is going to be the next kindle book in our Intermediate Series. Kathy has done a wonderful job of her frog. There is movement and depth. The frog looks as if it is going to jump off the tree right at you!
Well I have finished my grandson's hands which were a bit tricky. There were heaps of reflective light on them, which actually made it a bit easier to paint, in that you could break up sections of nothing into different hues.
A beautiful painting by Pat Richardson! Pat has developed her own unique style, which is loose and representational. This was done with acrylics and the strong colours immediately grab the attention of the viewer. Great job Pat.
The portrait I am doing of my three grandchildren is taking forever but I am slowly getting there. I am halfway through grandchild No. 2. I think the hardest part is mixing the flesh-tone colours again every time I sit down to paint.
Now that we have the eyes and beaks done, we'll move on to the head and neck. You can see the bony structure of the flamingo who is drinking. Dips are generally darker and bumps lighter. Add a dot of yellow to your purple shadows so they aren't too pretty. There also is a little bit of reflective light on the underside of the neck - it could appear a little green. Don't go crazy though.