My first attempt at oil painting, on prepared linen canvas. A beautiful kingfisher perched on a rock with a fish for lunch.
This has taken months to finish and I am reasonably happy with the outcome, but hopefully will improve over time.
I used Winsor and Newton artists oils and under painted with burnt sienna , which can be seen poking through the green background in places. It was glazed finally to dull the background down a bit and bring the kingfisher to the front
Good painting - I like the tip regarding how to bring the subject forward - keep working on the oil painting its great fun.
Great Work .. ..
Wow this is awesome, the detail is amazing and those eyes are beautiful!!
lovely colors c:
Thanks, I struggled with some of the colours, in particular the blue, I'm not the best paint mixer yet, but overall they are close enough.
Thanks, always pleased with positive first comments!
your first attempt?
this is really impressive
Thank you, I'm getting lessons at the moment, but they are expensive, so my progress is slow and painful, but this is my one and only oil painting finished ever!