Hi all I havent been on the site for quite sometime now. My five oil paints recommended by Mark arrived today. Im not as yet ready to adhere to the strict rules of DMP as I want to get a feel for oil painting and to be free and loose to start with. There for I havent bought all the mediums required to mix up the paint. Im happy for now to learn to mix the colours using only the five recommended without worrying about the recipes for the slow dry. Once I get the itch of wanting to put paint on canvas and work freely im sure I will then put my time and effort into following all the steps required .
I will probably use Marks method when I do my first portrait , but for now I have a huge urge to get outside and do some plein air painting. This is something I have never done before as ive only ever worked from photos and my imagination. Im very excited about this and plan on spending the summer learning to paint outside ( weather permitting ) .
I have watched a few youtube vids and read a lot of blogs and have decided the only medium ill use is pure gum turps. The help and advice I need is has anyone experience in plein air painting ?
I am aware that ill have a very limited time to work outside before light and shadows change and so im wondering if I wanted to bring my painting home how long will I have to work on it while it is still wet ort do I need to let it dry before I can start again ? also if I added linseed oil to my paints will that give me enough time to be able to come back to it a couple days later and carry on wet on wet ?
There were many other questions I had but as I type they have escaped me . Thanks in advance and if Im not being very clear in my statement of intent then please feel free to tell me where I need to be clearer in order for good advice .