I have begun a series of daily paintings in oils and I hope you enjoy this new project of mine. These paintings will be for sale but at the moment we are still developing the website. I am hoping to launch this series on Leap Year – the 29th February. These means that you will be able to give a friend an original oil painting as a special gift at an affordable price.
You may have seen this painting before, but keep scrolling…
I loved the way this pear is balanced on its delicate stem. The bright white patch is done with quite thick paint.
and a nugget:
This is an added extra to the daily painting – a technique, background information or a story.
I like starting with an underpainting by first of all rubbing the gesso panel often using a warm colour like raw umber. Then the pear is drawn sketchily, using a paintbrush or pencil.
… using a large brush and oils that are diluted with a quick-drying medium. I make my own, but you could use W&N Liquin.
Then I start the painting in earnest!