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« on: September 15, 2015 01:28:27 PM »

This is my second ever oil painting, I did one and posted it on here ages ago, with the intention of doing one a week. Well we all know what the road to hell is paved with.

so I joined an art class, well it is more of a group than a class, a bunch of mostly older ladies, who meet for two hours on a monday evening, people bring along their work to work on during the 'class',, There is a woman there who gives some guidance.

I had three aims in going to the class.
1)do something apart from being roped into choir practice on monday nights
2)paint more, rather than just crafting
3)learn to paint with oils

oils are the devil btw.

I was faffing around on Monday, not sure what I was going to paint, not a clue. Then inspiration struck. I would go to the thrift store and buy three items and do a still life. And I would do the same the following week etc etc. The advantage would be that I would definitely be challenging myself and I would be helping charity.

turns out I couldn't have made it more difficult for myself. I was planning on a finished painting every evening, in oils, so wet on wet.....for someone who is used to painting in acrylics, this is really really hard.

then if that wasn't difficult enough, I picked three impossible items, a shiny tea pot, a transparent glass jar (with a shiny top) and a glass jug.

comments and constructive criticism is very welcome
The picture below is a re-creation of what I was painting (I forgot to take a pic of the original one, this pic is at a little too high an angle)



and this is what I painted in two hours.  I am actually pretty happy with it. There are obvious flaws due to the fact that I was painting with the board flat, so when I picked it up, everything was a little elongated.

this is it side by side with my first oil painting.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015 01:44:31 PM »

I think you did a great job!  Esp for only your second attempt.  The top and handle of the teapot look really great as does the jar, though it all looks good.  Once you get more used to the medium itself I think you'll be an awesome painter.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015 02:17:43 PM »

puppy girl, thanks so much for the encouragement.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2015 10:34:13 AM »

I think this is pretty fabulous for a second painting in oils-oils may be the devil but painting glass (and water) are way up there as well.  Really liking your glass jar, you have a good eye for proportion and depth
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015 10:29:17 AM »

I missed this one!  It is my favorite one so far...it feels very free...especially love the cloth!
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015 03:14:05 PM »

that cloth wrecked my head, but yes, the earlier ones are a lot more immediate..
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