Four months into my new adventure of using oils and I'm still undecided whether I prefer them to using acrylics. Looking at the end results and comparing paintings done in each, there is not a great deal of difference. I notice the difference mostly in the skies I paint, clouds especially. It's only one real difference that I see but it's an important one. Most of my paintings have skies in them, so it's worth making the switch if only just for that. I'm finding that the pain
This year has started off well and I'm back on a roll with my painting. I have started to use oils again after a fifteen year break where I only used acrylics. I think I'm getting the hang of it, although it's slow going. This painting called 'Under The Red Sun' (73 x 92cm) has taken me a month to complete.
Having recently switched back to using oils after a fifteen year break, I'm still undecided whether I prefer using them to using acrylics. Why did I make the switch? Well, I thought that perhaps my acrylic paintings looked a bit sort of 'plastic'. I was tired of the stress of having to work so quickly so as to avoid expensive paint that I'd mixed on my pallett drying before I'd applied it to the canvas. I was always wasting so much paint. The advantage of oils is that you are