Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Stages in an oil Painting


My model landscape...
It has been divided into four grids so that placing the different elements on canvas would be easy
First stage

After drawing the outlines with pencil, I gave the outlines a burnt sienna lining to bring out the picture clearly.
The first coat of the sky has been done.


After first coat
In the first coat all the basic colours have been put down.




Further detailing
The details were done with finer tipped brushes. Mostly zero and also fan brushes in some areas.

Further detailing

Almost done
Finished Landscape

That is the journey of this Oil painting..:)

27 comments:

  1. Wow..So beautiful..Great work Preethi :-)

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  2. This is amazing. I know next to nothing about oil painting (in fact about painting itself), and it is good to see how you've done it.

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  3. This is like a tutorial. Thank you!

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  4. This is just awe inspringly beautiful! I could actually see your work of art coming to life with every step . Thanks dear for voting for me in the Expats Blog award :) Giant hug your way! :)

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    1. Thank you Pallavi..Yeah I got your Giant Hug :)... All the best for the contest..

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  5. Awesome painting and the step-by-step details! How many days it took to complete this art?

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    1. Almost a month... As you no the layers in an oil painting take time to dry...So detailing works took a lot of time..especially the trees and the grass.

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  6. It is so beautiful. More so when I would barely pass in art in school! Lovely. Did you frame it?

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    1. Thank you Mridula... I love art... so doing it was a pleasure. I have framed it and it now hangs proudly in my living room.

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  7. I love paintings and it's great to see you explaining how to do one. Will try soon :)

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    1. All the best for that..Thanks for the comment Uma..

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  8. OMG, Preethi..this is something very beautiful and inspiring. Love this post :)

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  9. Simply beautiful. I could not stop awing at the beauty you have created. BTW, how many days it takes to create one painting?

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    1. It depends on the type of painting you are doing and the complexity of the image. If it is a simple image you can do it in a day without waiting for the layers to dry. For example a simple flower.
      The above painting took a month to complete because the trees and grass require a lot of detailing.

      Thank you for the comment Saru.

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  10. Good presentation of the base to completion stage of the painting..its very beautiful..thanks for posting each step!!

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  11. You are a wonderful artist, Preethi! I was getting confused which one to choose to comment. Thanks for sharing the details here. I love watercolour painting! Tried my hands (all those artist colour/sketch book purchase) and realized that I'm really bad. This one inspires me. Will try it again. It's serene and satisfying if turns out well.

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  12. You are a wonderful artist, Preethi! I was getting confused which one to choose to comment. Thanks for sharing the details here. I love watercolour painting! Tried my hands (all those artist colour/sketch book purchase) and realized that I'm really bad. This one inspires me. Will try it again. It's serene and satisfying if turns out well.

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