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Adding Fantasy to our Oil Painting.

Adding Fiction to Your  Oil Painting

If you love to fantasize or have a great immagination then canvas oil painting is the perfect medium through which you can express yourself. It is the painting form of art which has the capability to bring life to the unnatural phenomenon and Great oil painters throughout history have used this as a medium bring forth their thoughts and fictional ideas. It is great with abstract oil work. You can bring your imagination to the forefront where people who are like-minded will see what you have seen, share what is in your mind.

Adding a dash of Fantasy

Let Fantasy Surround You
Let Fantasy Surround You

By adding a dash of fantasy to your oil painting you can create masterpieces that speak your mind and the mind of others who can see what you are trying to depict.  It can be rightly said that when fantasy finds its expression in oil painting then it becomes beautiful and thoughtful beyond words. Even in early Europe, oil painting was in vogue. At that time linseed oil was used in combination with other pigments to create a dramatic effect. Oil painting can be the medium of a painter’s with wandering thoughts. When a painter gives this kind of expression to his fantasy through the means of oil painting, a masterpiece gets created. Don’t we all want to create a masterpiece?

Themes for Oil Painting:

Fantasy and fiction subjects that are not realistic. It often covers fiction, mythology, and mystic ideas.  It may be based on ancient folklore or legends. The painters of early time kept away from science fiction themes in oil painting. But, more recent painters have included the science fiction in oil painting to create dramatic effects. One way has been oceanic exploration. wandering underwater with dolphins, whales and other sea creatures make you feel like you there with them even if for only a moment stolen in time. and without having to hold your breath. Lol.

Space exploration is a favorite theme for oil painting. The sky becomes the perfect canvas for the artists where he can let his imagination go wild. With the development of larger telescopes, and cameras on satellites or space stations. We can see farther than ever before. The heavenly bodies and natural wonders like sun, moon, and the stars can all be depicted quite dramatically and artistically on the canvas using oil paints. This gives a perfect platform to the painter to use his abstract thoughts. It all looks like a dream into the night.

Greek mythology consisting of old Egyptian, African, and Bible stories have always been a pet for oil painters. Oil painting depicting Gods and Goddesses, Angels, they have always held a special place in oil painting. Not to forget, fairies, magical mermaids. They provide a beautiful platform for the oil painters to user their fantasy and do magic with their brush.

In the past, with Oil painting, it has been held at high regard in comparison to other “newer” ways to paint. I believe watercolor and acrylic pieces should have as high a value. Now with the newer oil paints than mix with water, a few of us inpatients painters who do acrylic because of the drying time will change our minds about oil painting.

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Oil Paints and Supplies from Blicks

I have never painted with oils. It just sounds so different than Acrylics. I guess I am a little chicken. Mostly because I don’t know much about it. But the best place to look are books.

I believe any of these will give you a good start. Many books write very basic about painting at the beginning of the book. So if you get more than 1, the second will be very similar in front. But if you buy more than 1 that is great because it is always nice to get hints and ticks from various artists.

The second place, or along with the first when you are in the study and try its stage, is youtube. They are fantastic! I can give you URL’s to copy into your search engine, but not a direct link.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4BYGrn7ACM   Her name is Lena, and this is a very beginning lesson. I should take it too.  [To let you know, I am an affiliate marketer. So if I give you a link and you follow it and buy, I will get a bit of commission.] WoW! I just watched that video and she really put a lot of info in the first one.  You might want to take a few notes. Well, maybe that is just for us older more forgetful people. But I find if I see it and write it, I remember it better. I subscribed to it and you can too. Then you will have quick access to her next one.  And while you are there take a minute to enjoy her work. Click on the “see more” under the video. She has and eye framed that looks so real.

If you go to youtube and type “oil painting, Lena” you will get a bunch of her videos. I am going to watch the ocean wave one. Because water really inspires me. I love painting waves even though I still have a long way to go. I suppose I should quit rattling on  and find you some really good links for oil paint and medium

.This page isn’t very pretty. that is because I included to picture with the text. emailme at gartenl@yahoo.com if you don’t like it and I will make changes I will proceed with some links from Utrecht Art on the next page, so let me know if you like this.

 

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