Art Posts, Art Streams, General Updates

Twitch Art Stream is ONLINE!

My Twitch Stream is now ONLINE! Click HERE or on the image to go to the stream! I’ll be practicing my oil painting techniques and color mixing tonight after working on my computer for the last two studio sessions!

Last Week’s Stream

See you on Thursday for this week’s 3-Color Challenge!

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Timelapse Tuesday #23: Little Coco

No prints of this since it was another gift! I do have Puppy Portraits available in my shop!

Art Process

hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week I’m sharing another of my first finished oil paintings! Like Luna, I used my Daler Rowney water soluble oil paints with Winsor Newton Fast-Dry medium (my go-to medium!). I really enjoy painting in this medium because of the creaminess of the paint and how long it takes to actually dry. These two pieces were very much planned out and I was able to do other work while they cured. If you’re curious to learn more about the paints I use, please check out this post!

I’ll see you all soon for the Oil Painting Art Stream after working on videos and digital commissions!

Materials

  • Art Alternatives 5″ x 7″ Canvas Board (+ 5 coats of gesso and sanded)
  • Daler Rowney Georgian Water Mixable Oil Paints
  • Winsor Newton Artisan Water Soluble Fast Dry Medium
  • Winsor Newton Artisan Water Soluble Satin Varnish

Support the Artist!

If you want to support my work: check out Ko-fi pageDigital Commissions | Store & Traditional Commissions Redbubble! Every bit helps keep me making art & videos for you all! If you have any suggestions for videos, let me know in the comments below!

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Timelapse Tuesday #20: Luna’s Portrait

No prints this week, this portrait was made as a surprise gift for her mom! I do have puppy portraits on my SHOP!

Art Process

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! It’s episode #20 and I’m finally talking about my newest favorite medium, water soluble oil paint! The reason I took so long to getting videos out on this medium is because these pieces are super experimental for me and I need to practice a lot until my skills are up to my standards. This is the first finished piece I was able to record and edit since most of my oils are still works-in-process. Luna the Schnauzer was painted between February and March, with at least 2 weeks of drying time to let the paints cure.

Water soluble oil paints are fairly new to the art market (compared to other mediums) and thankfully there are a lot of brands out there to choose. I first went with Reeves’ brand of water-miscible paints and I liked the idea of longer dry times enough to move to higher quality paint. My second (and current) set is a mish-mash of colors from Daler Rowney Water Mixable Georgian and Williamsburg Oils. The first came from a fellow artist’s recommendation and the latter came from a lovely sample pack I was gifted for participating in a local art event. What I enjoy the most from this medium is how easy it is to clean up afterwards. I pour my dirty water into a large glass container with napkins to absorb the water and once that’s full of dried paint, I’ll take it to my community’s waste management.

Behold, my squiggly cursive writing in my mixed-media book!

To accelerate my drying times, keep the creamy paint consistency and be able to work with non-water soluble paint, I add a little of Winsor & Newton Fast Dry painting medium to my mixes. My paint layers dry within days (if thin) or weeks (if thick), giving me ample time to adjust any mistakes. I usually put my WIPs to dry on my studio wall be it by hanging them or with a little velcro strip on the back. I’ll be working on more paintings as I keep practicing and learning!

See you soon for tonight’s stream!

Materials:

  • Art Alternatives 5″ x 7″ Canvas Board (+ 5 coats of gesso and sanded)
  • Daler Rowney Georgian Water Mixable Oil Paints
  • Winsor Newton Water Soluble Fast Dry Medium

Support the Artist!

If you want to support my work: check out Ko-fi pageDigital Commissions | Store & Traditional Commissions Redbubble! Every bit helps keep me making art & videos for you all! If you have any suggestions for videos, let me know in the comments below!

Art Posts, Art Streams, General Updates

Thank you for watching the Art Stream (Apr. 21. 2017)

Thank you to everyone who joined in and watched my Oil painting and Watercolor Art Stream last night! You can find the full stream with live commentary on my Twitch Channel (yes, I did overcome my shyness) where I talk about water-soluble oils, the safety concerns that they minimize from traditional oils and plenty of tips about my art making! I even managed to draw a quick Prompto and Noctis (from Final Fantasy XV) as my cool down doodles!

Twitch Schedule for now is:

  • Tuesdays (7pm-9pm): Digital Art with Clip Studio Paint (Manga Studio 5) or Paint Tool SAI.
  • Thursdays (7pm-9pm): Traditional Art Stream

I would love to stream more but for now, this schedule works wonderfully. Let me know if this time schedule works for you or if there’s another time I should try!

See you all later today for the Comic Update!

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This little 4" x 3" piece was a series of experiments that turned out very well! I’ve been a little uninspired after working so I decided to work on a much smaller, faster scale to try out newer techniques. This little bird took around 4 hours total.

Since I wanted to work with water-soluble oil painting, I had to prepare heavy watercolor paper. I accidentally put too much white gesso on my paper and started spreading it with a pallet tool to give it some texture before working on the paint layers. 

Oil paints dry very slowly (first layer alone took 4 days), so they’re an exercise in patience. Their blending is, in my opinion, undeniably smooth and they have to be worked with a different mindset than other types of painting. Frankly, I like these better than normal oil paints because I can thin them out with just water and are much more convenient. 

Anyone who wants to try them out, know exactly what you’re getting into: it’s not a medium to rush, the surface has to be prepared and it needs bristle/synthetic brushes of its own.