This is my basic process for making a quality oil painting.
I try to incorporate this sentence into my art: Make my art tell a story, fill it with drama, never be literal and at the end just make it work.
- Nice large gallery wrap canvas (at least 16×20 inches) Canvases
- Professional Oil Paints
- Quality Brushes (bristles don’t fall off of good brushes as much as the cheap ones) Brushes
- Old Clean Rag
- Odorless acetone (trust me this is a must if working inside)
- pick a subject (photograph, plain air, straight from your head)
- look to have good balance on the composition
- the balance continues as you pick colors for your piece
- the balance continues as you pick the brush strokes
- the balance continues as you add details and accents to make the viewer move around the painting