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    First oil in a long time...

    Hey everybody,

    I finally got some time to do some oil painting so I whipped out this little guy. it's 8x8 inches on wood. The only real concept behind it was that I wanted to spend some time on glazes.

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    ... and here are some process pics:

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    Love the warm colours, especially the lower part of the face. It's a nice contrast with the cooler coulours of the background. Also the darkness of the eyes make them stand out. I also like how you incorporated an upward motion in the whole piece, making it look more dynamic. Actually I somewhat prefer number 5 a bit more, because the yellow intesifies the warmth of the face. I'd totally put this on my wall . Of course I don't know much/anything about painting, so feel free to discard my post if you wish .

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    super skoda, on 2 do you dry wipe the entire board with a towel or rag? I really like the base/foundation it gives you for the rest of the painting. Very nice work. : )

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    D.C.: Thanks! Number 5 is a photo while the 1st picture is a scan. The colors produced by my scanner are dubious at best. Maybe tonight I'll try to get a better photo.

    Sway West: Thanks! Yeah I used a rag to wipe it down and then a feather brush to sort of get it a little bit more streaky. I did it like like partially because I knew I wanted a picture that was really soft looking and partially because my initial "drawing" phase looked really bad!

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    i really like the sketchy quality of it. your colors are really juicy and i kinda like it without pupils- adds a lot to the mystery

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    I love it. The inky stuff in your blog is top notch too.

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    Here's another oil. It's the same size as the previous one, 8x8 inches. This one is a self portrait from a photo. I was attracted to the dim lighting and the contrasting reflection in my glasses. Crits?

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    I like your paintings! The green/grey in the first one is really good. I think, on the last one, that the highlights on the glasses are a bit to hard, I dont really see them as light, more like paintdrops. Keep posting great paintings!

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    Thanks everybody! Here's another I finished recently. I'm working hard to try different approaches to oil painting. This one and the previous one were both using photo reference which is kind of new for me.

    This one (like the others) is 8x8 inches on wood.

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    very nice oils here

    cool to see the proces of it

    some questions:
    can you paint on any kind of wood or u have to buy some special wood?
    how do you prepar the wood thats one thing i also want to know.

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    Thanks 'ej!

    You can paint on any wood, I think. Plywood is the most stable though. Solid wood tends to warp and/or crack over time. I really like to paint on Masonite because it is so smooth that it doesn't require tons of coats of gesso. And it seems to be pretty stable. And it's really cheap!!!

    However, the three I've posted here were all painted on these little panels that I bought at Artist & Craftsmen supply. They are pretty cheap and easy to hang on the wall but the wood grain is too strong.

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    thx for the explanation!!

    iam thinkin of making a box of wood (where i can put my drawings in) with painted
    things on it for school that`s why i asked, also it looks very nice
    and it is something i havent try'd yet

    i also checked your website veryyyy nice things on it
    nice watercolors!! iam trying to do that aswell
    i love the look of it there are more people on this site
    who are awesome with it, you are one of them

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