Wet-in-Wet Oil Technique

Today in my art class we learnt a new wet-in-wet technique for oil paintings.

We each chose a painting that inspired us then once we started off laying a base of liquid white oil paint all over the entire board (it’s really goes on smoothly and is totally different to normal oil paints), then using just the slightest amount of blue we painted in the sky then, painted the water and then started on the distant background and then built up the foreground and the trees.

I really enjoyed this technique although it isn’t suitable if you use water-mixable oils so, I used my teacher’s traditional oil paints.  I was very surprised at how little colour was needed to produce the sky and the water.  With the under painting all the colours really glided on it and mixing the colours actually on the board was so easy.

You can see my finished landscape under the Oil Paintings tab.


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