Oil Painting Tutorial

Hello all! So it has been awhile since I posted on my blog and I wanted to give you all a real time tutorial on how to paint a flower in oil paint. Often when I post paintings or time lapse videos people will say "You make it look so easy!" Well it can be easy, but first you have to learn the hardest part, patience. What I hope to show in this tutorial is that oftentimes painting comes down to tenacity, and attention to detail. Big broad strokes are far less common than small, dedicated marks. And that ultimately it is pattern making. ** For my supplies I am using Windsor Newton water soluble oil paints, on a black gessoed canvas. I am avoiding the top part of the flower because I will be painting another flower over the top, to make it look like it is overlapping. You can see the final commissioned piece below. Happy painting!  

 

 Final piece, 4x5ft Oil on Canvas, Private Collection  

Final piece, 4x5ft Oil on Canvas, Private Collection