Use of paint.
A general word about oil paint. Paint with paint; you can not paint without paint! I see students using far too little paint. Trust me, this is often simply out of fear. Not because of artistic viewpoints. Overcome that fear.
The problem starts at the palette. If there is too little paint there, how on earth do you get enough on your canvas? Running out of paint often occurs at the end of a painting-session. I see there is a tendency to thin the amount of paint on the palette with medium in order to gain some volume, instead of re-adding paint from the tube. ERROR!
So, do not be stingy with paint. You really need paint to obtain a painterly effect.Read more