It takes a lot of talent to create oil paintings. Your talent is innate. But talent isn’t enough. The benefits are also great, get the facts.
Skills can be developed. By being persistent, you can develop your skills. Does talent exist among surgeons? Are surgeons and heart specialists talented?
This is also true, in my opinion, for artists. It was my basic talent that I was born to be able to appreciate beauty. It was just that I didn’t have the knowledge to put it on canvas. Writing and photography are my two great passions.
But, there was still something I felt was lacking. My life had been filled with nothing but empty thoughts, until I began oil painting. It’s true that my first oil painting attempts were very crude. Mother gave me supplies for painting. After I had finished my painting, I felt either elated, or sadly disappointed.
You’ve probably been amazed at what you find in galleries and museums. Was the canvas or panel that was used by the artist to start the painting original? Do you know if the artist started out with charcoal or thinned oils?
I am obsessed with the “Impressionists.” This style is what I was aspiring to. What is your favorite style? What kind of art interests you? Do you want to learn more about painting with oils? Start painting!
Talent and skill are two different things. Skill?
You cannot develop talent. Either you have talent or you don’t. Unluckily, a lot of people fail to take this first step. It’s easy to see the beauty around you, but do you know how to take pictures of it?
My options for developing skills were limited. Before, I used to watch as artists created paintings quickly from blank canvases. My skills increased and I started to improve my ability.
I was able to tell, however, that there was still something missing. Unanswered thoughts flooded into my head. I had packed my art supplies away but continued taking photographs. A few days ago, I was suddenly awakened. With my family, we visited the NC Museum of Art.
The experience was similar to a new birth. Perhaps you felt it too. I was once again taken by the Impressionists. Monet’s work is beautiful.
The struggle I had was trying to hide my mistakes. So, I started over.
The question “How easy is it for me to use oils?” is often asked at the beginning of this article. It’s difficult to do if you lack a talent. You should get some guidance, if it’s something you really want to do. I know you have the drive, otherwise you wouldn’t be here.
Art lessons may prove helpful. I have tried this before, and it was a disappointment. This could be because I wasn’t able to find a good instructor who was willing to guide me.