Today I created my second piece of art in oils, and I was totally amazed how much better it already worked although it was only my second attempt. But I could clearly notice that I had already gained some experience from the first picture. So this time I had at least a slight idea about how much linseed oil to apply, how much paint to load on the brush and when to work with thinner. The whole act of brush-swinging in general was easier this time: brush, canvas, pressure, resistance, consistence, I already knew all that from last time. I was really surprised how much you can already learn by painting one single picture, and I was even more surprised by the result. I think it shows a serious progress that I had not expected at all. It seems quite a lot more natural than the first one.
Again, I dutifully let my Bob Ross video run alongside, yet I still have to stop it very often. I don’t get it done in 30 minutes like the master yet. I think it took me about four hours.
This time I did not paint on a stretcher frame, but on a thin (wooden?) panel covered with canvas. It has a size of 40 x 30 cm, so I could easily find a picture frame matching in color. Just leave the glass pane away, and you have a wonderful wooden frame for an oil painting. ;)