How do you practice oil painting?

It sounds expensive, and what do I do with paintings I don't like? Throw it away? Sounds like a waste :( Do they sell something like a drawing pad, only the paper is made out of canvas for oil painting?

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Yes you can get those canvas pads as you describe. It's a good way to start out. Paint 100 pictures the best you can then throw them all away. Don't think about the expense or you'll always stifle your creativity. Materials be damned!

  • 8 years ago

    Practice Drawing a lot. Try to get some cheep canvas for painting on. Then you'll need carbon sheets (You can get them at places like Staples). Put the canvas down then the carbon paper on top of that, then a picture or pictures you like.Then trace them onto the canvas. Practice with cheep poster paints. Just fill in your drawing with paint. Like you would a coloring book when you was a kid.

    You can also use tracing paper. There is always acrylic paint to practice with also. its cheaper. Oh, and try mixing paints to see what colors you can come up with. That's very important. Have fun.

  • 8 years ago

    There are "cheap" boards available for "practice" paintings. The nice thing about using "oils" is that they don't dry rapidly, and can be removed or the strokes or color altered if the result isn't what you want. Any art supply store should be able to help. If you use acrylic paints, they dry faster! Oil paints are cheaper and more forgiving than acrylics or water colors. It just involves a lot of time. You must devote lots of time to "set up" and "clean up" of your materials. Take good care of your brushes,

    ( some are very expensive! ) Good luck and enjoy your painting!

    Source(s): Personal experience.
  • Jay
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    You can buy canvas boards,they are cardboard covered canvases and also if a painting does not come out right .just let it dry and paint over top of it.

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