I've been working on an oil painting for the past couple of weeks. Since oil is an unfamiliar medium for me (I am used to pen, pencil, watercolor, guache... illustrator mediums) I am going slowly. I've begun a second canvas I call my Practice Painting, where I am simply practicing a grisaille (grey tones) technique while paint on my main canvas dries. In some ways, I like the practice canvas better than the main one. Ha.
I began by using tones of sepia to sketch out various leaves on a light blue canvas.
I then added some blossoms in neutral grays.
Then I experimented with using burnt sienna as my neutral but I didn't like it as much as plain gray.
Now I've begun to practice different flower shapes and play with shading.
Here is the evolution of the practice painting so far: