6 Oil Painting Tips for Beginners

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6 Oil Painting Tips for Beginners

If you've never learned the oil painting and the if you are just beginning to learn, you’d better not expect your first work to be as good as masterpiece. Whether you're new to painting or watching others’ works, it takes some time to learn the specific qualities of painting, and it's best to start with reducing your expectations of yourself and providing yourself with an adequate condition for painting.

To help those who are eager to try painting, here are 6 tips of oil painting for beginners.

Choose The Pigments That Are Safe And Environmentally Friendly

Before starting painting, it is important to take the place of the painting into consideration. It is because painting materials will have a slight smell. Hence, it is vital to work in ventilated spaces that allow the environment to make smell more natural. If you don't have the ability to work in such a space, you can open the door while you're painting.

Paint tends to stick easily to your clothes. And you can wear an apron to avoid it. At present, the pigments on the market are various, and sometimes it is difficult to avoid buying inferior painting materials and pigments. Hence, you can choose famous brands and shops. Although they can be more expensive, you can protect your health and effect of picture.

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Take Some Time To Get To Know Your Materials

You can begin to find your favorite materials and tools slowly. Usually, students who are just starting the oil painting always want to collect a selection of brushes, rags, palettes, primers, turpentine, mediums and some paint tubes.

The most important tools for a painter are painting brushes. As a saying goes, "If you take good care of your brushes, they will last for a lifetime.". To find best brushes, you can start with a variety of different types and look for variations in shape -- circles, squares and fans. Also, different materials such as sable or bristles should be tried. It is advised to buy brushes in shop in person rather than online. Only in this way can you know the quality and differences of brushes for yourself.

As for pigments, it is advised to buy better-quality pigments Iin moderate price. As you keep drawing, you will gradually discover which brands and colors you like. "You may end up finding that you like one brand's red, and you prefer another brand's blue, and once you know more about the color, you can buy better pigments."

Also, you should buy a palette knife for color mixing. Doing this with a brush can cause damage to your bristles. For the painting palette, many artists buy a large piece of glass. And if you happen to find a spare piece of glass, you can use it by wrapping the edges with tape.

Limit Painting Palette

When you shop for paint, do not buy every color you want to use in your painting. Instead, you can start with a few colors and choose carefully. The most effective way to start is to limit the colors on the painting palette. Usually, the cadmium orange or aqua blue is your first choice. 

Try To Painting With A Palette Knife

The first practice recommended for beginners is to use a palette knife instead of a brush to create a painting. Using a palette knife allows you to focus on the color and shape. It is also recommended to start with a canvas of small size to build confidence. 

Repeat The Same Theme

One of the things you hated most about the oil painting was that you have to paint the same subject over and over again for three months. But in retrospect, it seems that it is important to master a fixed subject while learning painting techniques.

Clean Your Brushes

After painting, you have to use special cleaning agent to clean the brushes, so that nest time you use them, the brushes can be effective. Also, it guarantees the service life of the brushes.







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