Category Archives: Oil painting
Jo Dexter demonstration of landscape in oils
Oil painting palette
Painting on board prepared with Liquin quick-drying medium,
central area in light yellow
Darker paint dabbed on and blended with wide brush
Terrain added in varying tones and blended
Darker blues and various grasses by brush and rocks with pallet knife
Painting at end of demonstration
A similar painting that Jo was working on.
Landscape demonstration in oil paint on board. The board was covered in a thin coat of Liquin so that the oil paint will spread without added turps or thinners and for quicker drying time.
The board was prepared with a basecoat of burnt umber acrylic so that some could be allowed to show through to brighten and unify the painting.
Jeremy applied the oil directly with small flat nylon brushes in a short multi directional strokes.
Darker blues dabbed in with narrow brush.
Dark mountains and terrain added and then Jeremy softened the clouds by dusting with a soft bristle brush, removing hard edges.
Jeremy applied some creamy white dabs on the clouds, soften the edges and then applied a near white with a small pallet knife, then soften those cloud edges.
Painting at the end of the demonstration.
Palette and brushes
A selection of paintings displayed by Jeremy Taylor during a demonstration at Farsley Art Club.
Initial layout sketch in oil paint with low odour thinners on Daler board
Demonstration by Jeremy Taylor of a landscape in oil.
Jeremy painted after applying liquin in a thin layer on board to lubricate the oil and to speed drying the oils. He used light coloured soft decorator brushes to spread and diffuse the oil colours. He applied colour to the hills with brushes and diffused with the soft brushes. He used a pallet knife lightly over the sky to create the clouds.
Jeremy used a green middle ground to link the blue and purple background and the warmer foreground.
Bruce gave a demonstration of how he paints outdoors in oils onto board. He also showed us techniques of applying the oils and manipulating them when still wet.
He uses warm and cool blues, reds and yellows together with burnt umber and white. These can be used to create most colours.
He works quickly to try to finish the painting in one session, painting the changeable areas as early as possible.
Bruce worked from a photograph of a harbour. The demonstration piece still needed work to include finer details.
Although Bruce paints en plein air, for a demonstration he has to work from photographs taken during painting trips.
The sequence of his oil painting is shown in the following photographs.
Dark areas – mainly boats & buildings
Mid tones – red colours onto buildings
Further mid tones and skyline
Some lighter tones in buildings
Painting half complete at the end of the demonstration
Sample paintings by Bruce Mulcahy