Towards the end of last year, I attended a oil painting class in the library. The instructor, David Chan is great! We were to draw a fruit basket that day. I have learnt some techniques and how to wash off oil paint from a paint brush.
I also realized that oil painting can be painting over and over again like acrylic. Compare below 2 pictures. I could not achieve brown initially and I painted a totally off colour for the basket. It is only much later, I painted a close to the original colour not the exact colour of the subject.
Comparing oil with acrylic, oil takes a much longer time to dry. While carrying home the artwork, some paint actually came off.
|Completed piece: total time taken : approximately 2 mornings|
|At the end of 3 hr class, compare to above, addition 1 morning to complete the work.|
|Oil on cardboard, within 1 hour. Jan 2017|