Janet Rayner 'Ancient Dreams'

Creating an Oil Painting
first step used by Janet Rayner to create a painting Second step used by Janet Rayner to create a painting Third step used by Janet Rayner to create a painting Fourth step used by Janet Rayner to create a painting
Fifth step used by Janet Rayner to create a painting
Sixth step used by Janet Rayner to create a painting Final step used by Janet Rayner to create a painting
Click for larger view. and progress narative
Click for larger view. and progress narative
I work on Tara's Fredrix Flemish canvas which is a finely grained oil primed linen canvas. My oil paints of choice are Winsor & Newton artist oil colors which I use unthinned for the most part, on occasion I use a bit of refined linseed oil mixed with turpenoid to thin paint. I use very high quality brushes. I may work with 20 brushes at one time, a brush that is dry behaves differently than a brush that is wet with solvent, and most of of the time I prefer a dry brush. My finished oil paintings are virtually free of visible brush strokes.

These progress pictures are from a section of detail in my oil painting 'Ancient Dreams'. This oil painting is a 43" x 54" oval painting. It took me one and one half years to complete this piece.