I was going to blog all about the fabulous oil painting workshop in Kiawah Island in South Carolina that I attended but just read our teacher’s blog.. He really spelled out the week. I learned so much. Since I am primarily an acrylic painter but now will be expanding to oils. Here is his link:
Here are the final oil paintings that I created during the week:
One Fish 20×16″ I loved the creaminess and richness in color of the oil paint.
Plantation Path 20×16″ This was the second oil painting I did trying to apply what I learned from our teacher about the warm and cool shadows. I kept it gestural rather than realism.
“Salt Marsh Sunset” 24×24″ canvas This one started as an underpainting but I really liked the energy and did not want to take away from the abstractness of the scene. Another tip I learned was that if you want very bright colors, do not use white to lighten. White will lighten a color but change it to a cooler pastel. This painting only used pure color.
Sunflower Bouquet 24×24″ canvas. There was a container with sunflowers in the dining room that I borrowed to paint this still life. The paint is rather thick and gooey. STill wet a week later!
Three Palms at Sunset 24×24″ canvas. This one also has thick paint with no whites.