doing a turner


a friend of mine was gracious enough to allow me to use one of his photographs as a stock photo for an oil painting.

the image is breathtaking, and i knew right away when i saw it that i wanted to try transferring it to canvas.

it will demand that i ‘do a turner ’ – i.e work with a white/yellow/light grey under painting and then add details in layer upon layer using glazes (lots of medium mixed with not so much paint). here is the original photo:

Cloud Painted Sky Over Cenla_©rObMYKOFF(2012)_0804

i have no idea if i will succeed, but i do hope so.

i like the idea of “using watercolor technique with oil paints” as it gives me more leeway in terms of correcting mistakes as i go.


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  1. […] this post? well i finally dared to give it a try – i transferred the photo to a large canvas, traced the […]


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