Painting with oil is similar to cooking gourmet food. A recipe must be created first. What if you don’t have any artistic skills? Well…yes and…no. Let me explain more helpful hints.
My belief is that we all have certain talents. Unfortunately, many of us don’t know what we are capable of. The complexity of daily life is to blame. As we get older, we have more and more responsibilities, such as marriage, family life, career etc.
Too often our skills are left dormant…and it’s sad.
It is likely that you came across this article while searching for more information on oil paintings. So I know that right away you want to find out more about oils. It’s possible that you have questions about whether or not this is something you can learn. Perhaps you’re wondering if oil painting is something that comes naturally to you.
Talent and Skill Talent vs.
We have talents we can or cannot use. Do lawyers, surgeons and architects have talent? Do surgeons, architects, lawyers and college professors have talent?
What am I trying to say? It is important to realize that, no matter how much artistic talent you have, you are able to learn all the necessary skills to be an accomplished artist.
You’re right, it’s not that simple. Many books can be found at the local art shop, or even online. Because I purchased a lot of books over the past few years. It’s true, I do believe my writing talent. It was my dream to paint. The only thing I knew was that I had to get good at it.
Which talents do you have?
It is my passion to write. This talent I had, I have combined with the writing skills that I need to be an excellent writer. Then I realized that if I was able to become a good writer, I could also be an excellent artist. The process of creating an oil-based painting is time-consuming and I couldn’t wait. As I desired instantaneous results, I threw away all my oils tubes and brushes. With digital photography I could get the instant gratification that I sought.
However, something was still lacking. I had to visit the NC Museum of Art in order to find my inspiration. The moment I stood in front of Monet’s, Degas’ and Renoir’s works I became excited. I was excited to get home and pull out my supplies. I started by looking for my sketchbook.