Mink Creek Barn is an oil painting pattern for the artist who is first starting out using an oil media. Artist Donna Richards first explains to the student artist some of the fundamentals about working with oils for the first time.
This painting pattern includes the step by step painting instructions and several photos that explain Donna's approach to this painting composition.
Alla Prima technique, meaning that the painting is completed in one sitting, so the paints are thinned out a little bit with a medium that will speed drying time. Some people love the ease of manipulation and the slow drying time which is convenient when you need to rework sections, or want to scrape paint off from a part that has not turned out well. Other people find those very things are obstacles for them. But as with everything else, as you gain experience you learn to work with your materials and more fully appreciate the good things about them.
Discover the wet in wet painting technique that will help you paint faster and with greater ease.
Oil Painting SUPPLIES:
Surface (support): 16" x 20" stretched canvas. If you prefer to paint on a smoother surface brush on 2 or 3 coats of acrylic gesso following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Palette: (Artist Grade Oils)
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Paynes Grey (Permalba brand)
Liquin or Liqui-glaze Medium
Burnt Sienna Acrylic paint
Burnt Umber Acrylic paint
Bristle Filberts (or flats)
Bristle fan for foliage
Red Sable fan or 1 to 1 ½ inch Hake Brush for softening
#2, #4 Sable Filberts
Bright or Flat –#4, #6, #8 (These can be Sable or a Synthetic)
#3 Round and #1 Liner
Acrylic Painting Tecnique...
P.S - Should you wish to paint this design using acrylic paints, simply use the comparable colors and an Extender for keeping your paints from drying too quickly.