posted on Jun, 14 2019 @ 08:21 AM
originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: InTheLight
Thank you for your advice, InTheLight! I really want to try out oil painting and watercolors. Have you ever used the parchment paper transfer method
for acrylics? I was looking up some videos and people seem to like that, but do you sketch in white charcoal or just regular pencil?
I always sketch with sketching pencils and before oil painting I will sketch a rough idea of the scene, then apply the oil paint to establish my
colour scheme layout. Do you know how to use sketching pencils to enlarge or decrease the size of the subject you want to paint? Painters in the olden
days used their thumb to enlarge/decrease the subject's size onto canvas but the sketching pencils have a black section at the end which serves this
purpose and I use it all the time.
Just choosing a colour scheme is a big decision in itself. I have tried to sketch in charcoal and pastel, but I find it very messy but that could be
in the way I position my hand too near the canvas.
I have not used the parchment paper method, nor the drip method (putting paint on canvas then maneuvering it to allow gravity move the paint around)
because I normally do not do impressionistic pieces, rather more landscapes and natural objects, which one may say is a cross between impressionism
and real life. Although, when I was learning watercolour painting I found that the flow of the watered down paint lended itself very well to
If your bent is impressionistic art, then maybe watercolour painting is for you. I would just dive in and give it a try.
Anyway, I am still in a painting slump and my creative interests seem to be moving toward hand sewing and embroidery. I am in the design stage of
sewing two border curtain panels for my windows perhaps with a macramed overlay.
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