Thank you Sonia.
I second all of Tricia’s comments George, well done.
Thank you Helen.
Well done George. The glass is so effective and the fruit has come out well too. You are inspiring me to have another go at oils! Helen
Thank you, George for the useful information.I may try them out sometime.Thea
I’ve now looked into this a little more Thea. One can buy oil based white pens which I’ll try out some time.
You can put oil paint on top of acrylic but not the other way round. Many artists paint a ground in acrylic as it dries quickly and then paint oil on the top. Alkyd oils dry faster than traditional ones. They are nice to use.
I have only tried oils once so didn't realise one couldn't use other types of paint with it.Thea
Thank you Thea. An oil based white pen is a good idea. I’ve got a water based pen and acrylic ink but cannot put that onto oil paint.
Very impressed George.I often blame my lopsided efforts on varifocals!How about trying a white gel pen for finer lines or white acrylic ink?Thea
Thank you Tricia. Good thing I don’t do pottery! :D
For the background I mixed ivory black with ultramarine. It needed about 4 layers, the final one diluted with zest -it. Found it difficult to get a fine thin white line for the rim. I used titanium white Winsor Newton Griffin alkyd oil which was rather sticky. I wonder if there is a another white that flows better.
Oh George, you've got a lovely shine on the glass. The fruit looks really good, especially the tangerine!
But.....your bowl has gone a bit lopsided.... 😀
That "black" background is a great colour, it has that blue tint to it that you were hoping to produce. What colours did you use for it in the end?