There are a couple of things you should take care if you are into oil-painting
- The paint takes quite some time to dry up. If you are not careful enough, you’ll spread the colors all over the sheet and will use a couple of 4 or 8 letter words. I normally never ever use swear words. Still when I see that I did spread the paint carelessly, the very basic swear words pop out of my mouth – involuntarily! What a pity!
- It is actually very easy to paint compared to the traditional water color methods. Since the oil takes time to dry and since it won’t spoil/wet the background as water does, we can take all our time to give the shades.
- Don’t try with some complicated stuff for your first painting. I did this mistake and am struggling!
- Make sure that you have ample time… I mean a minimum of 3-4 days. You cannot finish one picture in a single day. Paint some part 1-3 hours, let it dry for 1-3 days, then the next part. This is the way to go. At least I guess so.
Now, here is the first draft of it. I am really so excited. The finished picture will go as a gift for my beloved Deutsch teacher!
So far so good.
Let me go and have my rice-soup. (In malayalam "kanji")
Signing off, Sands.