Hi everyone! I've been wanting to try oil painting andsince I usually paint with watercolor and acrylics, I thought it would be easiest tostart with water soluble oil paints.
So, I got this starter kit as a Christmaspresent.
It's called Marie's water mixable oil colorstudio set.
There's 12 basic colors and also a small bottleof water mixable linseed oil.
When you use water soluble oil paints, youcan clean the brushes with water and soap instead of using turpentine or turpenoid.
You can also dilute water soluble oil paintswith water, but it's recommended to use linseed oil instead.
You can paint on canvas or cardboard and Itried both.
I primed the cardboard with gesso.
I used my acrylic gesso, which works for bothacrylic painting and oil painting.
You also need something for mixing your paint.
I've seen many oil painters use the glassof a picture frame or you could use a wood palette.
I just wanted to try out some of the colorsfirst and how they blend straight from the tube or with water.
And then I made my first actual oil paintingon canvas.
I wanted to paint something easy at firstso I used an old lily sketch and transferred that onto this small, square canvas.
Then I made an underpainting of just the outlinesin brown acrylic paint so that the underpainting would dry fast.
Then I started painting with oils.
The paint was really thick and I tried dilutingit with water, but it didn't help much.
Then I tried diluting the paint with linseedoil and it was much better.
It was so much smoother and easier to blendthe paint.
I used a dry brush for blending.
One problem I had was that oil paints arereally shiny and I was painting with the canvas flat on the table at first, but the glarewas so bad I had to put the painting upright on an easel eventually.
Before painting, I read the oil paint sectionsfrom my art books and watched some oil painting tutorials.
One thing I was confused about was the fatover lean rule.
I thought it meant that the first layer shouldhave less paint and then the next layer should be thicker, but actually it's not about that.
It's about the amount of oil.
So each new layer has to have more oil, becauseoil dries slower.
So either you put paint thinner in the firstlayer.
With traditional oils that would be turpenoidor turpentine.
And then in the next layer you need to havemore oil so you could leave out the solvent or start adding oil like linseed oil.
I made two oil paint layers for this painting.
And I already added linseed oil to the firstlayer and I don't really have any solvent, because I tried water and didn't like it.
So in the second layer, I had to add at leastthe same amount of linseed oil, to make sure the new layer won't crack.
And for the first layer I covered the biggerareas and in the second layer I added details.
Water soluble oil paints should dry fasterthan traditional oils, but when you add linseed oil, it will slow down the drying time.
I was impressed with these colors.
I only used one yellow, one blue and whiteto mix all of the greens of the background.
Thank you for watching!.