I had a wonderful time demonstrating a few oil studies for Artwalla the other day! We held a booth at the local Farmer's Market from 8am - 1pm informing artists and art-lovers alike of the Walla Walla artist community. The demonstration focused on preliminary oil painting for a larger personal piece in the works- more on that later! The process starts with a graphite sketch, followed by an acrylic undercoat, and finally is treated with oils. I prefer to use the Old Master's Pallet when working with oils, comprising of Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Indian Red, Titanium White, Mars Black or Ivory Black, and (sometimes) Paynes Grey. I plan on experimenting with the oil studies by applying hard lines with colored pencils after they have dried a bit. Luckily, working on MDF board allows for a quicker drying time when not Gessoed because the paint becomes easily soaked into the partical board, which I find to be perfect for oil studies since I plan on working quickly and am not concerned with the longevity of the studies.
Another demonstration is scheduled for July 30th, 8am - 1pm at the Walla Walla Farmer's Market.
Drop by and say hi! I would love to give you a big welcome from the Artwalla community!
Booth table featuring promotional items and a view of the oil studies in the works