I started with oil today and I began painting the background color first.

I expect to go over the same passages in this painting multiple times so this first layer of paint can be close to matching the image but it doesn’t have to be anywhere near perfect. Basically this first session is all about getting paint on the canvas. A general block-in.

Wither: Beginning With Oil
Wither: Beginning With Oil
Wither: Beginning With Oil


  • Session: 2012
  • Work: 1454
  • Width: 14"
  • Height: 22"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 0.5
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."