Monday, 15 December 2014

New Year Resolution: Exploring oil painting

Unbelievable, that's is almost the end of the year again, already. Where has the time gone? And what happened to all those plans, goals, dreams and resolutions one tends to set oneself at the beginning of a new year? Well, one of my plans for 2013 had been to explore oil painting. It's something I've always wanted to do, but never dared. Then, at the end of last year, all determined, I bought some oil painting supplies. One day in spring, I set up a little still life, did a pencil drawing...

...made a value study with charcoal on a separate piece of paper....

... transfered the pencil drawing on to a canvas board, and started with the underpainting.

And that's as far as I got, I'm afraid. But at least the underpainting is now well and thoroughly dry, and ready for the next layer. And one of my New Year's resolutions for 2015 is to finish this painting. And explore and play with oils.


  1. I'm glad you are finally taking the plunge Kay! I'm sure it will be wonderful! :0)

  2. Well Kay you made a start and a very good one at that-i look forward to seeing the completed oil painting in 2015!

  3. "Well and thoroughly dry" made me laugh! I've got a bit resolution to get back to my art desk.