Category Archives: Oil painting
Andrew ran a painting workshop for members working in oils. He asked for members to prepare their boards or canvases with a coloured ground beforehand. He suggested that the paintings be alla prima. An under drawing is usually needed. The oil colour is applied directly to the board, usually in one stroke of the brush in the right place so as not to have to go over it again.
Members’ work in progress at the end of the session.
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.