The High Road – Oil Painting

9 Jan

This is a very interesting tecchie blog. I’m not a painter so it’s fascinating for me to see the techniques used by an expert painter.


I’m making a conscious effort to draw with paint but not loose the connection with realism. Its all too easy to get involved with the luscious paint and revel in its interactions. Speaking of which, I did introduce a colour I don’t normally use in landscape, Alizarin Crimson, and had a bit of fun playing with this intense colour. The need for staying in touch with reality prompted me to distribute it in every area of the painting. This gave a ‘pinkish’ look to the painting. But it was uniform and not on its own in an area which would become isolated from the rest of the scene. This harmony of colour is a natural part of landscape.

I’m using Liquin and this makes the drawing with paint a lot easier. Its only introduced in the later stages, when I need lines of paint to sit cleanly on top of…

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2 Responses to “The High Road – Oil Painting”

  1. ziggyshortcrust January 9, 2013 at 09:58 #

    I was so confused when this popped into my reader. “What’s happened to Rosie?” I thought, “This isn’t her style? And her site has changed theme overnight!” It took me a while to realize you’d reblogged. I’m obviously still half asleep.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 9, 2013 at 22:06 #

      I wish…… I’ve been following his blog for some time and he makes it look so easy. Almost tempted to try it 🙂

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