Oils are a favourite because
they are amenable, expressive and fun. I usually paint them wet-on-wet, on
canvas, board, objects or wood, especially for Tole painting. I use both bristle and soft haired brushes, mainly soft haired where a detailed finish is required. The Lilies were painted within a day from live flowers using Zest-it Clear painting medium, as was Spring click to view. For more detailed
information about oil painting have a look at
which are at
www.zest-it.com web site which is dedicated to
painting with Oils.
Painted alla prima as dusk came down, giving a unique glow to the Cathedral and surroundings. Oil on 16" x 12" canvas. Painted for a workshop and sold.
Into Leicester. Oil on canvas. 20" x 16" (Private collection) A copy of this painting is used in the Oils Interactive CD to explain perspective.
Blue Anemones Oils on Saunders Waterford paper 11" x 8" click image for a larger view
Lilies. Oils painted wet-on-wet, using Zest-it, on a 20" x 16" Canvas. (not for sale)
The Windmill. Oil on canvas 24" x 18" Used in the Interactive CD section relating to focal point and balance.
White Rose. Oil on Watercolour paper. 11" x 8" on Saunders Waterford nfs
The technique which uses Zest-it, is coved in detail on the Oil Interactive CD
Tole painting. Lemons painted
wet-on-wet using Zest-it Clear painting medium, on varnished mount board. nfs.
White Magnolia Oils painted wet-on-wet on an Inked watercolour paper.