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    [–] "Rocks and Posts" Oil on canvas 14" x 18" colonelthawsage 2 points ago in painting

    It sounds weird but I try to paint the whole composition at once. Obviously I cant do that as it takes months for me to finish something, but I fill the canvas with the basic shapes and colors of the composition, and gradually fill in the details around those loose forms. As I progress through a painting, the paintbrushes get smaller until its basically 1 bristle thick for the finishing touches. I never use solvents, only walnut oil, and in increasing quantities as I move through the process. Here are some pictures I took of this painting throughout its development, hope this helps!

    [–] "Rocks and Posts" Oil on canvas 14" x 18" colonelthawsage 2 points ago in painting

    I want to get up to New Brunswick or Nova Scotia so badly for some painting/camping. Someday i'll get a passport

    [–] "Lake Meadow Woods" 8" x 10" Oil on canvas colonelthawsage 1 points ago in painting

    Occasionally, but this one I just did from a photograph in studio

    [–] "Lake Meadow Woods" 8" x 10" Oil on canvas colonelthawsage 1 points ago in painting

    Thank you, to get those flowing lines I mix the paint with a lot of oil and put it on with a very tiny brush, as in a brush with one, maybe two bristles. Maybe I should make an album of some in progress pics

    [–] "Lake Meadow Woods" 8" x 10" Oil on canvas colonelthawsage 1 points ago in painting

    Thank you so much, will definitely keep painting!

    [–] "Lake Meadow Woods" 8" x 10" Oil on canvas colonelthawsage 2 points ago in painting

    Its basically just paint applied very thick with a tiny detail brush over the underpainting. I usually add a good amount of walnut oil to the paint to get those smooth, shiny textures