AAARRRGGGHHH!!! All you oil painters out there...critique me!!
6x8" oil on panel
OK all you oil painters out there...a little advice please! Thought I'd attempt a poppy in oil today cuz I'm SOOOO tired of snow...and, my brain is having a bit of a time translating from how I paint in acrylics to how I SHOULD paint in oils...SO...stroking is different...and I am a little frustrated...so any thoughts on how to best approach parts of this painting differently would be MUCH appreciated! In acrylics I slap on the background and then begin to quickly slap on color for the flower...what I don't like is easy to adjust...in oils I find if I'm not careful I get mud...of course..After attempting this I realize...perhaps I should start in the middle and go out??...Or, do you do the background first and go in...hmmm....Hopefully you can see what I've done and give me some of your expertise!! I NEED to paint again with my wonderful artist friend Carol Nelson, but I'm sure she is quite busy with her hubby these days, NOT TO MENTION her portraits she is doing two a day right now!! SO...HELP!...:)
And, I went to the store and grabbed some pears and grapes for a little photo shoot...thought I'd share one of the pics...any of you out there who want to attempt it...have at it!!
HAPPY CREATING!! and...thanks in advance from anyone who dares to pick this apart!! I can take it! REALLY!!