Preparing a canvas for oil painting includes creating an under painting in acrylics to lay down base colors. Prepare a canvas for oil painting with tips from an artist in this free video on painting.
Welcome everybody, my name is Lars Erik Robinson. I'm an illustrator LarsEr Arts. All Around Art-tainment is my slogan for my company. Today we're going to talk about how to start in oil painting. Here I did my under painting is what I call it, in more of a sepia tones and it's all done with acrylics. Usually that's a good way to start oil paintings. In the old days actually the traditional artist did similar stuff like that. They used a water color kind of acrylic. They don't have the polymer like they have nowadays. But it was like a powder that they fixed up with mediums to make it tighter. And I used this under painting because this is not going to move. It's going to be able to stay there when I apply my oils. Oils are more considered to be a glazing medium. You obviously can go really opaque with it. But if you have a drawing that you really enjoy and you want to have something drawn on there, you would do this like fifty percent on the bottom. The reason I did the black on this already is because I was using this for other demonstration purposes for work. But this actually is great for a under painting for oil paintings because like I said, it doesn't move. It will stay there once you apply your glazes with your acrylics. So I hope that gives you a little bit more understanding of an artist's point of view when they, when they go to do a final piece such as the one I have over here. Thank you so much. My name is Lars Erik Robinson. I hope you have a wonderful day and keep on painting.
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