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    Oil Painting Process: William Whitaker Oil Painting Demonstration

    The following photos were taken in very low natural light under difficult circumstances. The color varies a little from shot to shot. This was a demonstration, so I was trying to cram as many techniques as possible into the work and do it in a short time. The painting, an oil on canvas measuring 18x14Ē, was not finished.

    Iíll be doing things like this at the Insomania workshop and Iíll try and answer as many questions as possible. As an old pro and teacher, my hope is to give you information that can cut years off your learning curves and put you ahead sooner.
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    totally fantastic, thanks so much!

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    Thank you kindly sir. Nice work and a great tutorial.
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    Thanks for putting this up William,
    It's going to be great watching this in person in a couple weeks.

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    Awesome, great tut! You make it look so easy, feel like digging into the oils right now!
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    Waa waa wee waa! It's very nice!
    Thank you very much!
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    Great read, thanks.

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    Thank you! Looking forward to the tour!

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    See, that there is just greatness.
    Truly is.

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    wonderful step by steps William.

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    thanks so much for sharing this, I've been curious about your process from start to finish, and this gives me a much better understanding of it, along with other stuff I've read, it gives me a much better understanding of oil painting.
    Oh gee.

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    I was looking for something EXACTLY like this a little while ago! Thank you so much for posting this, I am completely looking forward to seeing this in SF

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    this is great, William. Thank you for posting. I look forward to watching you work at Insomania.

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    Thank you very much for this inspiring tut! It was beautiful, both the painting and the text!

    Cheers,

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    Thanks Bill for another excellent tutorial, I swear I have saved every single one you've ever posted anywhere .
    Anyway, I've spoken to you a few times via email and you mentioned that my local art museum has two of your paintings. I've approached them a few times to view your paintings but they were in storage. How might I convince the museum to get those paintings out of storage? I'd love to see your original works.

    btw. I see u'r using a soltek...I love them but the legs on mine on rare occasions just collapses.
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    do you always start with highlights and darkest darks? I know nothing at all but I always thought its best to paint them at the end... Could you explain why you are starting that way?

    I'm a big fan of your art, thanks a lot for posting this.
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    The proccess and the words remember me why i love these forums.
    I donīt find the words to thank you enough this post William, so iīll wil simply say THANKS!
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    Zaknafain,

    By first placing the lightest lights and the darkest darks against my neutral toned canvas, I mark the edges of my value range for that painting. It is especially useful if I wish to paint either a low key or high key picture. Of course I build up my paint in layers, so I’ll also reestablish darks and lights at the very end too.
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    wonderful i was just about to scrap a painting that was frustrating the life out of me and I am now re-inspired. Thankyou so much.

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    Beautiful, thanks for posting this William it is very informative.

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    Very helpfull tutorial! Thank you alot !

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    That was beautifully done and written to inspire. Thank you!

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    that washy background you start with is terrific

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    u r gr8

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    Most helpful demonstration.
    Thank you.

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    awesome, i'm just getting into oils, this helps tremendously.
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    Hi William
    Its Moshe Glueck

    this oil tutorial you placed is outstanding
    and the way you explain and show with pictures is incredible
    actually you do make it look easy lol

    thanks a lot for the great post
    and a Beautiful Day

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    Thanks William

    This is a true enlightenment!

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    Thank you one and all.
    You have said nice things to me and not called me names.

    I'm eventually going to post this demo on my website - when I finish redoing the site (takes soooo much time....)

    Meanwhile, if you haven't checked out my other demonstrations, you might find something useful there.

    http://www.williamwhitaker.com/B_HTM...o/default.html

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