Things to do over the summer *1

(dont look at me)

I’ve had some really lazy days recently really with nothing much to report,  but i have really been focusing all my time into finding jobs how very boring, all i want to do is paint.

So that exactly what i did today i bought a new canvase and my Oil paint,  it is the first time i have done an oil painting in 10years, i just spontaniously created it, its sucha great feeling creating a piece of work for the fun of it, i decided to paint the The Royal Academy. I didnt have a large variety of paints because they got stolen at university and i never replaced them so all i basically had was white, flesh tint, yellow, red, dark brown and Burnt Umber so i thought i might purchase some wonderful colour like Aquamarine, turquoise and some nice maroon colours. I am just geeking up on how to use glazes, there was this girl at uni that thought she was the best because she painted really well in Oil so i have decided to learn so i can show off haha.

This isnt the final product this is just the last picture i took to show the progress of the painting i didnt do any under coats i painted directly onto the canvase.
I think Oil painting is the only art technique that i have never really used so when i started creating this painting i felt like a child slapping onto the canvase and not caring what it looked like..greatest fun ever. I have decided for my summer that i will take the summer to learn this wonderful new skill….has anyone else got things they wish to learn or the summer?

What do you guys reckon to my oil painting skills? Any hints or tips about oil painting?



  1. July 11, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    all my paints got nicked when i was at college too, why does this happen! they nicked my pac-man lunch box too, poor.

    ohhh ok, i'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like when you get a bit more done. well this summer i've been painting and planning to paint. not getting very far but going to do another this week. been doing some graphic illustration too, though they take ages and only got one full one done.

  2. July 11, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    Layering is very important in oils. Layering and patience since the oil will take forever to dry, but you can create very beautiful depth and dimension in color using oil paints.

    Also, aren't the best kind of paintings the ones where you being with slapping on paint, unashamed of not making every detail PERFECT?

  3. July 18, 2010 / 10:21 am

    Why do people do that! I really dont think I have the paitence to paint with olis so I cant really give you any tips sorry. Im looking forward to seeing what it looks like when its finished. Im concently drawing buildings working with patternes and line. Im also going to be trying to learn how to use my new sewing machine, its a bit too high tech for me!

  4. July 19, 2010 / 10:50 am

    I have an award for you 🙂

    Stacey xx

  5. July 19, 2010 / 10:38 pm

    thats so cool! i actually was toying with the idea of taking up art or painting this summer too. maybe i really should 🙂 would make decorating the apt that much cheaper haha

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