Wednesday, 4 May 2011

New Barn owl oil in progress



This is my latest oil painting project.returning to the theme of a winter barn owl once more but this time an oil rather than graphite version.this is the first time ive posted a oil in progress as i'm very much a learner and i hope it doesn't jinx the final outcome.as you can see here i have more or less completed the underpainting and once the oils have dried i will proceed with the topcoat of fine detailing oil.

6 comments:

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

this looks brilliant Clive, I have never tried oils therefore I am interested in viewing all stages of painting, the snow as with your graphite looks so fluffy and light, I can't wait to see the finished piece :) Jules

Andrew said...

i have'nt done a whole lot of paintings (none that are shown on my blog anyway)but i was going to start to do some, but yours facinate me.

Clive Meredith said...

many thanks jules and andrew.
i'm finding the oils a challenge but so much fun to do and very forgiving.i'm using alkyd oils which dry overnight and so i can work fairly swiftly(far quicker than graphite).
give them a go andrew you'll love them!

Laurisa said...

You can't mess this one up. It's looking great already. I love oils so much and yes they are forgiving. I should look into the ones which dry overnight! I'm such an impatient artist! lol

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

The alkyd oils sound great! I've been afraid of oils since art school... My dog walked across the palette and left colorful puppy prints all over the rug! Wool-lite took it out. But it made me think twice, as a clumsy person, about using them again. Do you still use the turpentine and linseed oil?

Clive Meredith said...

the alkyds are good,sometimes a little too transparent requiring extra coats but thats not a problem as they dry so quickly.i will probably move to full blooded oils once ive got to grips with the process again and have a little stock to show.i dont use turpentine its too smelly! i use low odour white spirits and no pure linseed oil either,i prefer to use liquin and artists painting medium for oiling out