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PostSubject: First Animal Painting in WMOs   Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:53 am

Well, I've finally gotten brave enough to post a painting in progress. I'm actually fairly pleased with it so far and it was so much easier to get a likeness in WMOs than in acrylic (I just can't seem to manage acrylics!)

This is just the first session and I'm waiting for the paint to dry slightly so I can continue.

Any hints, C&C always welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: First Animal Painting in WMOs   Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:52 am

Very Cute. The oils are definitely easier for the soft blending of the hair. You are off to a good start. It is probably too early for hints since you look like you have things very well under control.

There are two things I would look for in the finished painting. First, the eyes are all ready very expressive and with careful highlighting, I bet his/her look will just melt your heart. The second thing I would look for is some soft gradation of colors in the background just to add a little interest and harmony without taking away from the main focus of the dog.

Hope that helps. I look forward to seeing the next phase.
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PostSubject: Re: First Animal Painting in WMOs   Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:03 pm

I just looked at your website gallery, and your paintings are beautiful. I see wonderful eyes that speak to you...I love doing eyes. I also see that many of them are pastels. Having started in pastel myself, I can relate to the difficulty in transitioning to acrylics and the satisfaction of working with the oils. I had the same experience.

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PostSubject: Re: First Animal Painting in WMOs   Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:06 pm

Thanks so much, Judy. I do like the oils for the animals.

Yes, the eyes will have more highlights and definition and the current background was just a swipe of color to get rid of the white canvas before I started. I haven't decided exactly what to do with it yet but will definitely add some gradations and interest in it.

It's basically just blocked in right now but I came back to ask a question about the fat over lean principle.

I understand fat over lean but am somewhat unsure how to accomplish it in WMO's. If I add the Berlin medium (which is water mixable linseed oil) to my paint, am I making the paint fatter or leaner? Since it's an oil, I would think it would add fat but I haven't had to think in these terms for a very long time and not ever with WMO's so I wanted to be sure!


Just saw your second post - thanks for the kudos on my website paintings and thanks also for understanding the difficulty in transitioning to oils from pastels! It's sort of a challenge right now.
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PostSubject: Re: First Animal Painting in WMOs   Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:32 pm

Nice start, Jan!
As far as fat over lean, I would venture that adding medium will make your paint fatter. Thinner or water would make it leaner.
Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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PostSubject: Re: First Animal Painting in WMOs   Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:38 am

Thanks, Alan, that's very helpful. I thought so but there seem to be many more "rules" for painting in oils than in other media I work in.

Haven't had time to work on the little Yorkie but hope to get to it by tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: First Animal Painting in WMOs   Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:25 pm

Hi Jan,

The start looks very good. Looking forward to your progress.

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PostSubject: Re: First Animal Painting in WMOs   Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:01 pm

The W.N. Artisan thinner actually does add a little bit of fat to the paint, but not much. The linseed oil or walnut oil is usually used to add to a fatter layer. Also, if you let the painting dry for a day or so between coats, you don't need to add extra fat to the layers...the bottom coat is leaner because some of the oil has dried.
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PostSubject: Re: First Animal Painting in WMOs   Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:03 am

Thanks, Faisal!

Thank you for the information, Crystal. It's nice to know that those days of drying mean not needing to add extra oil to the paint when continuing the painting!
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