Van Douglas - Thanks for the comment! I'm sorry but I don't have any personal resources on oil painting. I would suggest taking a workshop from an artist who's work you admire. Workshops are a great way to get your feet wet with oils and you'll hopefully come away inspired to paint. Try checking out the Scottsdale Artist School for a place to take a workshop. In the end best advise I can give is paint as much as you can from life.
Mane - Thanks!
Gpozzo - Thanks for checking out my work!
Here's a 12"x12" oil.
Ok, Matt. Where can we buy the DVD?
Reactor4 - Hahaha! No plans to make a DVD. But I'm glad it sounds like I'd have at least one buyer if I did.
Here's some new stuff. The two female figures are 18"x 24". And the standing male nude is a 2 hour 16"x 20" sketch from one of the artist groups I paint with.
Excellent work, enjoyed every page of it. /jelly
Kolbenito - Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!
TomDeVis - Your way to kind! Thanks for the comment!
mburrell - Thanks! I hope you continue to stop by to check out my new work!
A new studio painting and a 2 hr oil sketch.
Solid work. How did you learn to do these?
AlexanderTheDecent - Thanks for the comment! I spend a lot of my time painting from life. That's really the only way to develop your skills.
This is a 2 hour sketch from today's life painting session.
Matt - I really like your (for lack of a better descriptor) internal color palette.. v. eye pleasing!!
the blog will not leave me be: http://www.kevinwuesteart.blogspot.com
Kevinwueste- Thanks Kevin! I love the work you've been posting on your blog!
Oh man, thread is officially awesome now(Yoda :o!). Excellent work :p enjoy the Holidays.
Got to love the Christmas Yoda great work would make a great Christmas Card
Ooooohhhh WoWwwww --your work -just so very beautiful! .... Loads n Loads....the last painting ,so cute as -I love thee Yoda !!!! May the paint force be with you !!! :/))))
Marian Rowling - Thank you!
Izbrunz - Thanks! Happy Holidays to you too!
ja1307 - Thanks! That's my Christmas card for this year.
ClassicalGIRL - Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad to hear you like the Yoda! It was a fun painting to do.
Here's a new one. 16"x20" oil.
I just browsed this whole thread and I really enjoy you posting your progress and life as an artist. Truly inspirational.
araethusa - Thanks for subscribing to my blog! It means a lot to have your support!
Midnight Zodiac - Thank you!
Here's a new studio painting.
Always enjoying your updates!
How about getting more into detail?
My website for learning traditional fine art on your own! --- Derived from THIS thread at CA.org
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drawing casts (geometric shapes, anatomical casts, skull), tutorials on Bargue drawing and cast drawing, Willow Charcoal, free drawing exercises
bjoern3000 - Thanks! I used to paint very detailed with acrylic paints years ago. I felt that I wasn't growing as an artist and needed to try a different approach - so I began working with oils and more from life. The quick sketches I began doing with the oils helped me move into a looser approach with my studio paintings. I don't think I would go back to the detailed work.
This is a 11"x14" oil.