Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My First Oil Painting -- Pink Sunset

All I wanted for Christmas was a set of oil paints, as I wanted to try painting in oil. The above is my first try (at oil, real clouds, and an ocean sunset). I painted it wet on wet at one sitting. I know it's not a masterpiece, but I am happy with my first try. The first several months I tried painting landscapes in acrylic, I never produced one thing that could be called even decent for a young child. I am excited that the first oil painting I did at least looks like a landscape. This was painted from a photo, and yes the clouds were even more unique than what I painted.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Misty Mountain Sunrise -- Acrylic

This was inspired by a photo of blue mountains early in the morning when it's just beginning to get light . One day last year I finally sat down and painted this photo. This was done with wet on wet technique using acrylic paint  at one sitting. I have tried several times before to paint various different mountains photos using the wet on wet technique. This is the first one that worked where the mountains and colors came out decent. However, when I first painted it I did not like it. When I sat it aside and came back to it a couple of months later I liked it then.