“Chrysanthemums” is my first oil painting. I used “The Art of Oil Painting” by W. Foster to get the basics and tried to remember my college art class on color basics (six years ago). I have to say I am pretty satisfied with the result, although it is not perfect.
What have I learned here? Oils need patience. I used water paints before and I didn’t have to wait for them to dry very long. However the oils take forever. I guess this is the reason it took me so long to finish this project. I had to put the painting away in between the layers to dry and I just forgot about it for days.
I remembered a drawing exercise from my college years, where you divide a page by drawing vertical and horizontal lines and drawing a different part of an object in each box. I drew an angel statue then.
I found a nice picture of a water-plane on Yahoo Images and I thought it would work well with above technique because of the structural lines.