I have started taking oil painting classes and had my first afternoon session on Sunday. Each class is four and a half hours long but that meant I didn’t feel rushed and came away with two new pieces of art.
I have never used oils before at all so was a bit nervous and the teacher showed me some basic painting and glazing techniques. After a test run with charcoal, I tried the same still life subject in oils:
Then I chose a new subject and applied those same techniques here also, still working with just one colour:
Working on the Shapes:
Closeup of the Jug:
Closeup of the Pear:
I was pretty happy with this for my very first effort, but would have loved to spend another four hours painting! There is a break in between this class and the next due to the teacher’s schedule and public holidays, but I am going to keep practicing in the meantime.