Crystal Clear Morning (4×6) / Small & Simple OIl Painting Exercise

Small, fast, and simple (4 x 6 inch) painting exercise using water mixable oils. This is spontaneous and happens as it goes, so have fun, enjoy, and don’t take anything too seriously! …Any COMMENTS / QUESTIONS? …Please read the FULL DESCRIPTION below. Thanks for watching and God Bless!

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This video is shared for your viewing entertainment and is not intended as a painting tutorial. However, the following information is provided in response to viewer requests and is only approximate.

CANVAS PREP: A 5 x 7 inch canvas board has been masked to 4 x 6 inches. Then, a very light layer of water-thinned Titanium White has been scrubbed into the weave of the canvas and allowed to remain wet for the painting process. This allows the paint to glide smoothly onto the canvas.

PALETTE (Water Mixable Oils – Assorted Brands)
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow
Indian Yellow
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Dioxazine Purple
Burnt Sienna
Van Dyke Brown
Cobalt Blue
Ivory Black
Water (for thinning and cleaning)

Light Mixtures = Titanium White + one color added bit by bit
Dark Mixtures = one color + Black added bit by bit
All other mixes and blends are done on the canvas as shown.

Assorted sizes of Bristle Flat Brushes (value pack)
Soft Blending Brush
Small Filbert Brush
Small Bristle Fan Brush
3/4″ Bristle Round Brush (Loew Cornell #2 Duster Stippler) (LC4-2)
Script Liner Brush
Small Wide Angle Palette Knife
Pointed Palette Knife

Feel free to vary the size, colors, and brushes to suit. You may also use regular oils with the same results. Acrylics and watercolors may be used, but with results characteristic of their physical properties.

Be sure to thoroughly read the instructions, cautions, and warnings for all products used to complete this exercise to ensure their proper and safe use.

This channel is dedicated to the memory of the great TV artist William (Bill) Alexander, who re-introduced alla prima (wet-on-wet) oil painting to the world; and to the memory of his best known protege, Bob Ross, who followed in his footsteps.

Duration: Painted and Recorded in One 20 minute session.
Uploaded: 9-7-15
Published: 2-24-16

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