You will need
  • Oil paint, primer, glue, fixative, palette, brushes (preferably flat and made from natural materials), palette knife, easel, pencil, eraser, tracing paper , carbon paper and other useful things purchased by artists for ease of operation.
Buy canvas. Usually they come in linen or cotton. Cotton canvas is cheaper and easier to handle. Linseed is fine-grained, suitable for creating fine detail, and coarse, which well reflect the texture (e.g., rocks, sea). Instead of the traditional canvas for oil used burlap, plywood, hardboard, metal. You can use paper, but the picture will not be different strength.
Cheaper canvas – one that stretched on cardboard. It is thin and easy to carry, with a maximum size of 0,5x0,7m. Canvas on stretcher more expensive and heavy, but larger – up to 1,2x1,5m.
Together with the canvas purchase all the necessary supplies: oil paints, primer, glue, fixative, palette, brushes, palette knife, easel. If you do a sketch on paper, and then translate it onto the canvas, you need a transparent paper is tracing paper and carbon paper. In the process, can be useful something else, so consult with the seller.
Glue and cover the ground canvas, and then let it dry. This operation is done to ensure that paint did not destroy it well and lay down on the canvas.
Make a sketch with a pencil. If writing technique is multi-layered, the picture you want to pin special tool, or cover with another layer of soil.
Further everything will depend on the technique. If the picture is small, and the experience of creating the paintings is still small, try the technique in a single session (alla prima). This means that the picture should finish in one or a few approaches, but time before the paint dries. The time of drying of oil paint on average about 3 days, depending on the thickness of the layer. On the picture you'll get the tones and colors you create by mixing. Additional color will turn from shining through soil. The painting itself will be more easy and light.
Usually artists use a layered technique: it reveals all the possibilities of oil painting. The gist of it is that the author divides his task into several subtasks, which are then implemented in different layers. First, you create the first thin layer called "underpainting". To run paint diluted. Underpainting helps to determine the composition, tonality, form, shadows and chiaroscuro.
In subsequent layers the artist gives step by step details of form and color, texture. In the last layers added linseed oil to give richness and color stability. After the paint is dry it is varnished. The duration of this period depends on the thickness of the layers, and the average is 6-12 months.