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    First oil painting. I would like to continue traditionally, need your help :)

    Hey there guys as u can see im praticing also on traditional oil paint. Its so funny but sometimes it hurts me mixing the colors. Can you help me?
    Here the gallery with also the ref pic https://imgur.com/a/UOuslzH
    So 1 stage its the sketch, then
    Underpainting: ive used just burnt umber and fast drying medium. It seems to me that its good, but for sure im still doing something wrong.
    First painting : u can see how the form changes drastically. Here i dont use any medium, just paint straight from the tube. I see that i have problem with color mixing.
    Palette ive used is ultramarine blue, pirrole red, cadmium yellow, tit white, burnt sienna.
    I paint only with watermixables oils on gesso board canvas or linen streched canvas.
    Critiques and help welcome


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    Why not posting it directly to forum?

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    Definitely not a bad start, and you have the right ideas. The thing is, with each consecutive step you lose your drawing a little more. The drawing is everything. With every step try to actually improve the accuracy of the drawing, not just color it in. That's been the best way for me to counteract the natural tendency to let things slide about.

    Also I haven't used water soluble oils since my first few paintings, so I don't know everything about them. But I wouldn't use quick drying medium for the underpainting (something containing cobalt, or manganese?), I would just thin the paint with water.

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    Thanks! Today ive made new one (also updated on new topic)

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    To thin you need to used a medium, not water as that loosens the binding of the paint. Water is just for cleaning. Total misnomer. You can use ordinary oil paints with them, but then you need solvents to clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    To thin you need to used a medium, not water as that loosens the binding of the paint. Water is just for cleaning. Total misnomer. You can use ordinary oil paints with them, but then you need solvents to clean.
    Oh yeah that's right, actually. Seems like you would just end up using turp regardless, though. :/

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