Cock Crow (oil)

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Cock Crow (oil)

Postby JJWilliamson » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:17 am

I'm experiencing quite a lot of camera glare. The painting is smooth and the edges are much darker, but you get the general idea.

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Re: Cock Crow (oil)

Postby Macavity » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:14 am

Hi Jj

LIke the progressions of light in the centre. A definite sense of depth in the sky and on the land. What is your palette for your greens?

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Re: Cock Crow (oil)

Postby JJWilliamson » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:18 am

Thanks, mac

I'll post a revision without all the glare to give you a better idea. The colours are still a tad muted
but it's an improvement on the original. Also revised this painting a bit.

I only have two ready made greens, the rest I mix. I have sap green and viridian in tubes. For the others I use
a combination of burnt umber and black with yellows and blues. For a less deep black I use a combination of deep red, lemon yellow
and ultramarine. Sap green is the mainstay.

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Re: Cock Crow (oil)

Postby Macavity » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:25 am

Thanks JJ. Never used black myself. Always liked Prussian Blue for 'moods'.

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Re: Cock Crow (oil)

Postby JJWilliamson » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:07 pm

I'll try that, Mac

I use black but never without colour, often mixing my own from burnt umber, ultramarine and deep red.
Ivory black comes in handy, though.

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Re: Cock Crow (oil)

Postby Macavity » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:35 pm

JJWilliamson wrote:
...burnt umber, ultramarine and deep red.

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Yes, I've used that too - good one.
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Re: Cock Crow (oil)

Postby JJWilliamson » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:45 am

Macavity wrote:
JJWilliamson wrote:
...burnt umber, ultramarine and deep red.

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Yes, I've used that too - good one.


Did you have any preferences of brand? Which oils did you like best and did you perceive any
difference between the student and artist grades? I haven't found a bad one yet. Either I'm
very lucky or haven't a clue what I'm doing. I suspect a bit of both. :)

I'm also using linseed oil as thinner instead of spirit thinner. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Acrylics, on the other hand, vary enormously in terms of quality, hues and stability. Some cheap whites tend to yellow very quickly.

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Re: Cock Crow (oil)

Postby Macavity » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:33 pm

hi JJ

Rowney, also Winsor and Newton, but nothing expensive (I used white spirit).

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Re: Cock Crow (oil)

Postby JJWilliamson » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:38 pm

I have both of those but Rowney is now Daler and Rowney. They joined forces.
I've a few student grade oils that seem to be okay but they are drying on the dull side.
The above painting has just been oiled out and the finish took a leap forward.

I'm using white spirit but sparingly, having read that linseed will do the job
without the fumes. Spirit is better, though.

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