My first oil paintings

I have always been a watercolor painter, other then some small diversions into acrylics. Most of my acrylic painting has been with Metro. But I have always wanted to try oil painting. Something about the look of an oil painting has always appealed to me.

So I signed up for an online course with Dreama Tolle Perry and dove in. I found out that I really like working with oils. I think the slow drying times has always been what was keeping me away. Know that a finished oil painting would still take months before it is completely dry. I am all about instant gratification. Having that finished painting up on the wall or on Ebay within a day has been my life for the last 10 years. With oils, you just have to wait a little longer.

cupcake

My first oil painting.

sunflower smiles

And my second one.

Though my paintings with Metro will stay in acrylics, oils are too toxic for a painting horse, I think I might pick up some techniques that will carry over into my paintings with Metro.

New Paintings by Metro.

Tethered
“Thethered” by Metro. 18×18″ acrylic. Available at PaintedbyMetro.com.
crossroads
“Crossroads by Metro” 11×14″ acrylic. Available at PaintedbyMetro.com.
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3 thoughts on “My first oil paintings”

  1. Oils are definitely my favorite, although I do a lot of watercolor too. Haven’t touched acrylics in 40 years–mostly because they dry TOO fast! I hear there are some things you can add to them nowadays to slow down the drying, but I’m so proficient at my oils by now that I haven’t found any other good reason to return to acrylics. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do–especially for their versatility. Everything from transparent glazes to thick impasto. Can’t beat that.

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