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Postby krysta11 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:22 pm

Hello everybody,

I was thinking for awhile where to go with my first oil work to get some opinions. I do not want you to be gentle with me, that is why I am here.
I am asking for a honest, strong comments about my new medium. It will help me to make decision, to continue painting with oils or not. Thank you for that.
It was fun to work in this medium but also it was a very hard work for the first time. In the beginning I was messy and chaotic, frustrated and lost.
I think I tried to use acrylic tech. and it didn't work at all.
I painted my picture using
ushes. palette knife and even my finger.

Thank you for comments

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Postby finalprodigy » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:38 pm

Wow, Krysta! My first oil painting wasn`t nearly as good as this! I really like your textures and the poses of the figures.
My only advice is for you to balance the piece a bit more and add some gradiations in color values. That would definitly add even more depth to the piece. I usually make the background just a bit darker than the foreground in order to draw the eye to the central figure.
These are just minor aesthetic things though, the painting is still very impressive in my eyes! Keep them coming!
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Postby BYart » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:19 am

Bravo Krysta!

I love the texture and the figure, and the horse is very expressive!
I agree with finalprodigy on using a bit more graduation in values.
Did you mix your blacks or did you use black straight from tube?
If from tube, try mixing your own next time as it gives the black more depth.

Other than that, i think you've done a magnificent job on this oil!
You are my hero! :D
Trying oils is something I haven't done, and I applaud you for painting such a wonderful painting!
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Postby krysta11 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:21 am

finalprodigy wrote:Wow, Krysta! My first oil painting wasn`t nearly as good as this! I really like your textures and the poses of the figures.
My only advice is for you to balance the piece a bit more and add some gradiations in color values. That would definitly add even more depth to the piece. I usually make the background just a bit darker than the foreground in order to draw the eye to the central figure.
These are just minor aesthetic things though, the painting is still very impressive in my eyes! Keep them coming!


Hello finalprodigy,

Thank you sooooo much for your comment and suggestion. I will do it tonight. I can see now and understand what you mean. You are absolutely correct. Thank you sweetheart!
You made me feel very happy.
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Postby krysta11 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:32 am

BYart wrote:Bravo Krysta!

I love the texture and the figure, and the horse is very expressive!
I agree with finalprodigy on using a bit more graduation in values.
Did you mix your blacks or did you use black straight from tube?
If from tube, try mixing your own next time as it gives the black more depth.

Other than that, i think you've done a magnificent job on this oil!
You are my hero! :D
Trying oils is something I haven't done, and I applaud you for painting such a wonderful painting!


:D :D :lol: :lol: :shock:

Hello Barb,

I am happy and a pleasantly shocked , reading such a nice comments about my rough oil painting. It looks rough when you are very close but from the distance my painting looks smooth and nice.

Barb thank you for your advice. I will remember and follow it in my next oil painting.

Knowing you, I am sure you'll try oils one day.
Love you B!!!!
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Postby nigelartist » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:58 am

Brilliant Krysta!

My first oils were AWFUL! BUT I've kept them. If this is the beginning then you are going to become a MASTER (mistress?) at oils.

Painted in your inimitable style too. 9/10 Brilliant!!!!!!

Your skill, ability and confidence grows as our group of
illiant artists grows older.

Big thanks to Joe ASC!
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:59 pm

K, I think you,ll do just fine with the oils. I would advise you to continue useing the oils. One of the big things about painting with oil. Is it,s reguard on the art market. It sells better. More well thought of. More doors will open. At art galleries and art shows. You see more oils than anything else. Thier,s a reason for that.
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Postby xxbreezy » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:32 am

Krysta....great job!!! I have to agree with everyone else's comments and you did a wonderful job for the first time. It takes alot of time and patience to do oils and I commend you at that. Congrats on a job well done!!
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Postby krysta11 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:43 am

neogenius44 wrote:Brilliant Krysta!

My first oils were AWFUL! BUT I've kept them. If this is the beginning then you are going to become a MASTER (mistress?) at oils.

Painted in your inimitable style too. 9/10 Brilliant!!!!!!

Your skill, ability and confidence grows as our group of
illiant artists grows older.

Big thanks to Joe ASC!


Wow!!! Nig!!!!

Nice to read your words here again. Thank you very much!
I can see you feel much better and thank God you are back.
Your comment makes me feel proud !!!
Big hug Nig
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Postby krysta11 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:58 am

johnwalkeasy wrote:K, I think you,ll do just fine with the oils. I would advise you to continue useing the oils. One of the big things about painting with oil. Is it,s reguard on the art market. It sells better. More well thought of. More doors will open. At art galleries and art shows. You see more oils than anything else. Thier,s a reason for that.


Hi John,

I am very happy to hear it from you. I agree with you J. I can see now the difference between acrylic and oil. I hope the next one in this smelly medium will be much better. Now I started to control my
ushes and make less mess.
Sometimes I think J., I will achieve a lot after my death. :lol: :lol: :lol:
To be a successful artist is not easy at all, especially for me.
I'll continue to paint with oils anyway.
Thank you John, very much, for your support as usual. It means a lot to me.
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Postby krysta11 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:06 am

xx
eezy wrote:
Krysta....great job!!! I have to agree with everyone else's comments and you did a wonderful job for the first time. It takes alot of time and patience to do oils and I commend you at that. Congrats on a job well done!!
Linda


Oh Linda, thank you , thank you , thank you!!!

Your comments are always so delicate, positive . I have tears in my eyes.
L. I did some corrections in my painting, using tips and suggestions from finalprodigy and Barb.
Now it is wonderful . More balnced . I am very glad I did it.
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Postby Michael Ortega » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:40 am

Krysta, keep it up with the oils. This is "The Medium". If you have the space and the money then you need to stay on this path.

There is a need to be more attentive when working with oil paints. Some of your materials may be flamable and or toxic. So be aware of the properties of your materials.

Having said that...your painting is wonderful and I hope you continue along this route. This is where the big boys and girls play.
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Postby kcortese » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:52 am

Hi Krysta!

You did a great job on your first oil painting.

Blending oil paint is easier than you think. Pull the edge of your color in or out depending on the direction of your light, also let it dry a bit several hours or overnight before working the paint.

You'll find that blending oils is much easier than acrylic. You also don't have to use as much paint. I like the pigment of oils better, I think they are easier to handle also.

If the paint has dried more than wanted, dip your
ush in clean solvent, wipe it on a paper towel to remove excess, and blend with the empty solvent
ush.

I tried both, acrylic and oils, and found that my favorite is the oils.

All the solvents are flammable.

I keep a half gallon of low odor mineral spirits at my work station. You have to watch out like Michael said, turpentine is "flammable" so if you use it on paper towels or a rag, throw it outside in the trash, it can self ignite.

If you smoke, try not to light a cigarette near your flammable solvents.
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Re: Good morning

Postby krysta11 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:47 am

Michael Ortega wrote:Krysta, keep it up with the oils. This is "The Medium". If you have the space and the money then you need to stay on this path.

There is a need to be more attentive when working with oil paints. Some of your materials may be flamable and or toxic. So be aware of the properties of your materials.

Having said that...your painting is wonderful and I hope you continue along this route. This is where the big boys and girls play.



Thank you Michael very much.


Lets hope that the next one will be better. In person my painting looks very good, especially after few corrections. I wanted to take pic. of it and batteries in my camera went off. Tomorrow I'' do it.

Michael, before I purchased oil paints and turpentine I knew I need some knowledge about this medium. I have spent a few hours on the internet , reading about it.

I told you so many times M. You are one of my favorite artists. You always care. Your comments are very supportive. Thank you Michael!

I'll use oils from now and we'll see if I'll be progressing . :)
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Postby krysta11 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:59 am

kcortese wrote:Hi Krysta!

You did a great job on your first oil painting.

Blending oil paint is easier than you think. Pull the edge of your color in or out depending on the direction of your light, also let it dry a bit several hours or overnight before working the paint.

You'll find that blending oils is much easier than acrylic. You also don't have to use as much paint. I like the pigment of oils better, I think they are easier to handle also.

If the paint has dried more than wanted, dip your
ush in clean solvent, wipe it on a paper towel to remove excess, and blend with the empty solvent
ush.

I tried both, acrylic and oils, and found that my favorite is the oils.

All the solvents are flammable.

I keep a half gallon of low odor mineral spirits at my work station. You have to watch out like Michael said, turpentine is "flammable" so if you use it on paper towels or a rag, throw it outside in the trash, it can self ignite.

If you smoke, try not to light a cigarette near your flammable solvents.


Karen :P :P

If I am not here for a week it will mean that an explosion took place in my garage. Oh God! I am laughing but it is not funny .
I promise my friend I will be very careful with all these flammable stuff.

Thank you sweetheart !!!
I am amazed with your horses K.
Bravo!!!!!!
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Postby kcortese » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:51 am

Lets hope there ISN"T and explosion! My oh my!
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Postby krysta11 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:55 pm

kcortese wrote:Lets hope there ISN"T and explosion! My oh my!


K.
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Postby krysta11 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:57 pm

Hello my friends again,

After some tips and suggestions I did some little changes to my painting. Hope it is much, much better now. Thanks a lot for your help.
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Postby BYart » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:58 pm

:D :D :D
BRAVO krysta! The changes are perfect! looks much more balanced now, colors are more realistic and now the rider stands out more. Bravo my friend! You have definately found yourself another medium! :wink:
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Postby kcortese » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:46 am

Your changes made in the sky and jacket gave the subject more depth. Blending colors the horse helped give the animal shape.

Keep experimenting with the oils, that's what I'm doing. We'll learn together.
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