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In this blog I will be explaining how to reproduce an oil painting. Oil painting is a very unique art form that has a lot of steps and processes that cannot be replicated easily.
The first thing you need to do is find the original painting you want to reproduce. The quality of the reproduction depends on the quality of the original painting, if the original painting is horrible then your reproduction will end up looking horrible as well.
You may not know it, but oil painting is one of the most reproducible art forms in the world. Reproduction can be made with little effort, and requires only a few tools.
The basic principle is to use oil paints on a hard surface. The oil paint will soak into and then dry on the surface, forming a durable layer. This is because oil paints are composed of drier, pigment, and solvent.
The process of oil painting reproduction is simple: first you will need to acquire an original painting, or have an artist draw something for you. Then you will need three separate layers: a ground, an underpainting, and an overpainting. The ground layer will protect your work from damage during the process of painting. The underpainting provides the details that will show through in your final work. And finally you will add another layer to finish the piece off in your own unique style.
The following are the most important steps on how to reproduce an oil painting:
1. Prepare your canvas. If the original is stretched, you should stretch your canvas before you start, although it’s not absolutely necessary. I have made framed copies before, and in those cases, instead of stretching the canvas, I have used a plywood backing for extra support.
2. Build up a good, strong underpainting; this will save you a lot of time later on. You can get away with using a single color, but more often than not, you’ll want to use different colors to capture different values and hues. I generally just go with my gut and use whatever colors feel right to me at the time…
3. Start blocking out your main forms. You’re going to be spending a lot of time on this step over the course of your painting; it’s important to have a really good foundation here going in so that you can quickly move forward without having to backtrack and fix problems that easily crop up. At this point I’m still only using the primary colors and grayscale values; I’m trying to block out my forms with broad strokes that capture the general proportions and overall shape without having to fuss around too much with specific detail…
There are many ways to create a painting, but we will choose the method of oil painting. With this technique we can reproduce the original picture with great fidelity.
We begin with a clean canvas and apply a coat of white gesso, which is a mixture of plaster, chalk and glue. We let it dry well before starting to paint.
When the moment arrives, we begin by mixing some colors that we will use in the painting. For example mixtures of yellow and blue or red and green, browns with green and black, etc.
We can use any color we want as long as it is the same tone as the canvas. That is to say, if we have already applied the first layer of white gesso on it. In this case it is good to use colors that contrast with that one so that it does not make spots or marks when applying them.
Then we start applying paint with a brush or palette knife, depending on what result we want to achieve. It is important to apply paint smoothly so that it does not leave marks or seams on the surface of the canvas.
Walter Keene is a professional artist who runs the very useful website how-to-draw-and-paint.com. He has put some of his tutorials on YouTube and I thought it would be great if he put some of those on the blog. This is the first of those.
The tutorial is designed to help students learn how to draw and paint, from the basics of drawing a box all the way to painting an oil portrait in a realistic manner. Walter has broken it up into 12 stages, so each stage is about one month’s work and can be worked on as you find time during the month. The tutorial is aimed at beginners who have never attempted to draw or paint before (or haven’t done so for a long time).
You start with a blank piece of paper and follow along, using pencils and charcoal to sketch out what Walter shows you, then you recreate the same steps using more permanent materials like pastels and oils.
There are lots of examples from real life, so you can see exactly what Walter means when he says draw this or paint that (for example how to render parting lips or how to show the effect of light falling on an object).
I hope you enjoy watching this video: I know I did! Walter
There are many different styles of oil painting, but the most common is a process called blending. Blending allows you to create vivid colors and soft transitions between them.
Blending Oil Paint
When you blend, you mix paint directly on your canvas with a brush or palette knife. The key to blending is choosing the right color combination before you apply paint directly to the canvas. The goal is to make your finished painting look like it was meant to be that way, rather than looking like you just slopped a bunch of paint together.
The right color combination will vary depending on the final effect you want and the colors you are mixing, but this is a very common set-up:
1) Start with the lightest color and put it in the middle of the canvas. In this example we have yellow. 2) Then add some white to that color and place it next to the first yellow. 3) Now take some of the darker color (in this case blue) and place it next to the second yellow. 4) Now add white to that darker color and place it next to the second yellow. 5) Next is a combination of both colors on your palette (blue/yellow). You can either put this on top of your previous layer or below it