Monday, 14 May 2007

Glorious Oils!

Let me just say oils kick acrylic butt. I mean oils pick up acrylic by the scruff of the neck and throw them out of the ring! They're that much better. Painting with oil paint is like painting with butter, so soft and gentle. The blending is amazing - I mean this medium blends like no other. I'll go so far as to say that oil paint could challenge any other medium in the ring and still retain the title as 'World's Greatest Medium'. Oh, and the colour! It's just so vibrant and rich. I can't express my new found love for oils enough. I just wish I'd started using them years ago. I've used every main medium out there, though it figures I've left oils until last!

Well I started my first Geisha on the weekend, and I must say I'm very happy with my progress. Bare in mind this is only the first layer - so much much much more detail to come! Enjoy:)


michelle giacobello said...

Whoo Hoo!
Looking good, and you got so much done!

Can't wait for the next installment :)

stilettoheights said...

wonderful wonderful....I am not brave enough for oils, yet!!

Angela said...

Great work Daniel! Glad you found a medium that you soo enjoy. Have to say that I'm happy for you.

I still plan on sticking with acrylics and mided media. I think that it is really a matter of what an individual chooses to use. If oils seem like the best choice for you, I say goo for it man! It may not be the best choice for others though.That's why each artist should experiment and find out what they like best as far as a medium goes. I'm glad that you have done that! You goooo! :)

Belinda Lindhardt said...

woo hooo yay daniel congrats... i hope they work for you ... are you using the waterbased ones or the other ones ?

this looks to be a great one.. keeping an eye out for it :)

Daniel Sanger said...

thanks everybody:)

Belinda - they're normal oils - I've decided the real deal was best. Even though the turps is making my head spin!