Oil paints will not dry out in the tubes like acrylics,
you can use a set like this for years.
I'm having fun with these 4" X 6" postcard size boards.
This is what the back sides look like.
Squeeze a dime size amount of paint on your palette paper.
For my landscape I used only these colors-
Titanium White -Ultramarine Blue - Burnt Sienna -Burnt Umber-
Cadmium Yellow -Viridian Green
There's nothing as intimidating as a white blank canvas!
Let's change that.
I used a little Burnt Umber mixed with Gamsol.
Painted the entire canvas with my wide brush.
Mixed some Viridian and Burnt Umber for my
I decided where I wanted my clouds.
I used a paper towel to blot away the paint.
Mixing Blue and some white to paint the sky.
The sky will be a lighter blue at the horizon.
Use small strokes and layer your paint colors, dark to light.
There is no wrong way to make your clouds!
If you don't like your painting, step away and come back to it later.
Oil paints are very forgiving,
You can make changes up until your paint dries....and there are ways even after that!
Depending on how thick your paint is it could take a week to dry.
These mini paintings are just for fun and don't need a lot of detail.
You can use a pencil to draw on the canvas if you are not feeling
confident. I say go for it!
If you have a lot of paint left at the end of your painting session ,
fold over your paper and save in a ziplock bag.
I found this great box at the thrift store to keep me organized.
That was so much fun, I had forgotten how relaxing it is to paint.
I can't wait to get more of the mini canvases.
Tell me in the comments if you are picking up an old activity
or are you learning something new.
Thank you for visiting.
You are the best!
xo Lisa S