Monday, March 22, 2010

My first Oil painting portrait !

                                                11 x 14  OIL

Wow.............. I have to thank Vern Schwarz  for this. He told me I should try Oil painting and offered to help me. Well I did not know how to start so I took this class with a talented young man called Kris Finch . I like him because he goes straight into the project "a la prima" I like shortcuts or very direct routes so this worked real well for me.
I have to say that I might have to add oil painting to my bag of pleasures.
This was done in 2 hours. I used only 4 colors (black, white, red, yellow)
Should I pursue oil painting ?


AutumnLeaves said...

I would say a resounding yes, Dominique. I love the careworn expression on her face. Lovely work, and even more notable for it being a first for you! Well done!

martinealison said...

You must go on if in your spirit you think you're well. I like your first work with oil painting. It's very important to have a good teacher with which you're a good feeling.
Best regards.

Vern Schwarz said...

Way to go Dominique, I knew you'd get the oil bug if you tried them. You are off to a flying start, and I predict you'll have more fun than you've ever had with your clothes on. Great start.

Sheila said...

Wha the...first oil? Two hours! Amazing! I'm surprised you think you have to ask! I would have never guessed this was your first oil portrait Dominique. Your gift with drawing most certainly translates beautifully in oil!!!

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Dominique,
Wow! That's a great piece. I can't even believe it's your first time using oils. I've never used them. Maybe you'll inspire me.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

First let me pick my jaw up off the floor so I can talk better...

There! That's better!
WOW!!!!!!!!!! Dominique, I am dumbfounded. This is so BEAUTIFUL!!! I KNEW with your drawing talent that you were going to be a wonderful painter and I should have known how naturally people would come to you, but I'm sorry, I didn't imagine your first oil portrait would look like this. It is AMAZING!!! I'm so happy to see you doing work like this!!

Edward Burton said...

Wow Dominique! This is an amazing job, so, YES-YES-YES pursue oil painting!

SYLVIANE said...

Sure, you have to gon on with oil, Dominique!It's such a pleasure, with the colours! I was the same 3 weeks ago, and now I can't do without it.I wasted several years with acrylic.
Very nice portrait!

Prabha N. said...

Welcome to the club...Most of us are smitten by oils! Your first is simply awesome!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Amazing what so few colors can do. Lovely portrait. Yes I would say oil is in your bag, for all our pleasures.

dominique eichi said...

Thanks I appreciate your stop.

Martine Alison,
Thank you ... about the teacher I am discovering that.

You crack me up .......... I'll try to keep my clothes on !

What the Heck .... lol.. I wish we lived closer I would love to paint with you. Thanks for the encouragements.

Thanks....... OK now your turn to try.

Thank you my friend. I guess what scares me now is can I keep doing good work.

Yes ...... I will. Thanks =)

Oh great..... I'm not the only one. Thanks

Prabba N,
I appreciate knowing that.

I'm grateful for your comment, thanks.

Diana Marshall said...

Brilliant portrait and only four colours...amazing. I went from acrylics to oils and didn't like them at first now they are my first love!

Pat said...

It's like chicken or fish, meat or lobster. You have to try it all because sometimes you just have to have dessert first because you might be to full after dinner. Yes! on the oil. There is nothing like it.

Michelle said...

Wow...I never knew that you haven't worked with oils. Incredible work, Dominique...and painted with limited time and a limited palette!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Ye yes and yes.
Oil is your baby now.
This is great lady D.We wanna see more.
And a big thank you to Vern.

dominique eichi said...

Diana Marshall,
I have to admit this was very enjoyable, Thanks for your comment.

I'm like you sometimes dessert before is Soooo good. I do enjoy all these. thanks

Yea I "was" an oil virgin but not anymore. It was fun and I did like the time/colors constraints, I do better I think when squeezed.

Rosemary said...

Oh My Goodness, Yes!! I am blown away by what you did in two hours with your first venture into oils and with a limited palette! Thanks to Vern for urging you to give this a go! Can't wait to see more!

adebanji said...

Go for it! Your handling looks full of prospects! Love it!

DEB said...

It's so fun trying new media, isn't it? I always come back to my favorites - acrylics and colored pencils. But life would be so boring if I didn't try different stuff in between. You did a great job. And only 2 hrs.? I don't think I could complete anything worthwhile in so short a time! Bravo!!

r garriott said...

Your first one? wow. Quite impressive. If you enjoy the feel of the paint, II would say keep going.

Alice Thompson said...

I know this will be the first of many marvelous oil paintings from you Dominique. That Vern is a pretty cool guy.

dominique eichi said...


Thank you all for the support of going on in Oil.
Now I just need to buy paints, I used the teachers supplies for this little workshop.

Linny D. Vine said...

It sounds like you love it and you are doing a marvelous portrait with your new medium...I think that you will happily dance back and forth, don't you?

dominique eichi said...

Linny D. Vine,
Yes I agree now I just need to buy some oil paints. It will have to wait thought. Finances are tight.

James Parker said...

Sorry to be so late getting on the scene to comment on this... but, now that I'm here... WOW-GOSH-A-ROOTIE-SHAZAM. First oil? Two hours? You go, girl! This is so nice, first or not. I've got ajillion New oils sitting there sticking their tongues out at me...hmm... just may have to....

dominique eichi said...

James......... My gosh you make me smile. Thank you
I hope to make more of portraits like this.

Dean H. said...

Great going, Dominique!! Pursue oils for sure!! :)

theresamillerwatercolors said...

NIce! Actually, Fantastic!!!

Ralph said...

Yes if you enjoyed it stick with it or regret it later.

William Cook said...

Very nice work! I have always wanted to try oils but have never made the leap. Well done!

Cindi said...

one word answer ABSOLUTLY!!!!

now im leaving before you get me hooked!! :)