In The Studio: Just Paint 45 “Ferry’s Beach”

On the edge of Prout’s Neck, Maine there is a boat landing called Ferry’s Beach and it has a wonderful quality of light and calm, I hope I captured both in my new oil painting, on canvas.

This is my oil painting from yesterday, as I have said I am working on learning to paint oils, so I paint at least one per week, and I limit myself to one painting session for the bulk of the painting.  I have found some familiarity beginning to happen with the process, and am finding the brushwork coming together.  It is a process that is for sure, I do wish I would have started this journey when I was younger, it is a magnificent medium.  Buy a few colors, a couple of bristle brushes and give it a go.

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  • Colleen SaboJune 20, 2013 - 11:27 am

    Steve, this is such a beautiful painting–again, your style but in oil. Filled with light–you sure get it!ReplyCancel

    • SteveJune 23, 2013 - 2:20 pm

      Thanks, I liked this one the best so far, I figure about 100 more and I will begin to gain confidence, Ferry’s beach is right at Prout’s NeckReplyCancel

  • Mike FlynnJune 20, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    I have done the same parttime changeover with acrylics. Like the texture, canvas, old brushes and palette knives. Have the desire to try oils – just need to do it!ReplyCancel

    • SteveJune 23, 2013 - 2:19 pm

      I like oils better than acrylics, I have been pretty successful with acrylics but it is always a mental chore to work with them. Oils are much more elegant.ReplyCancel

  • PatJune 20, 2013 - 10:58 pm

    Steve, it’s a beautiful painting–kudos for your success in oil!ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes Dominguez ArranzJune 22, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    yes I’m Mercedes. Thank you for your painting mail. I like it.ReplyCancel

  • Rick RedaJune 20, 2013 - 5:47 pm

    I’d start with Wesson.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia RedaJune 21, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    I think you will love oils. There is just so much more density to the medium. Clean up is crap, though.ReplyCancel

  • SteveJune 23, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    that is true the clean up is a big problem but my experience with watercolor is helping the learning of oils.ReplyCancel

  • SteveJune 23, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    Ed Wesson, I do love his watercolors and oils, thanks for the suggestionReplyCancel