Oil Painting Lesson – Wilson Bickford – Sun Rays

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25 Replies to “Oil Painting Lesson – Wilson Bickford – Sun Rays”

  1. @mtiebi2008
    I think the “sunset” lesson would be a great place to start. However, the 4-Color landscape and waterfall would be good, too. My “barn” dvd is just a little more advanced than the others.

  2. Hi Wilson, Which of your videos would you recommend for someone who would like to start painting?


    Wendy Howard (UK)

  3. hey everyone!
    i just uploaded a video of an oil painting that took me 5 months to finish.
    i would like to get some feedback on it. so if everyone that reads this could check it out and let me know what you think it would help me out!
    the video is called — monumental oil painting- from start to finish. thanks everyone!

  4. @shortybebeh
    Thanks for your kind comments and for purchasing my book! I hope you enjoy it!
    Go to dickblick d o t c o m and check out this item.
    03112-0000 Blick Painting Knife Blade 3ยพ” long ร— 1ยพ” wide $7.46
    Most of my paintings are done on canvas panels.

  5. Wilson Bickford – I LOVE you!!!!!!
    You are a delight to watch! And thank you for signing your book that my husband bought for me as a gift! I will treasure it forever! <3
    I would like to know what you paint all of these paintings on!? And where I can get a Ross/Alexander pallettknife. (They don`t have any straight ones in Norway - and I am struggeling with the angled one!)

    Thank you so much for sharing - I will go check out your blog now!

  6. Wow!
    Very dramatic effect – nice demonstration, I like your videos a lot!
    The rays just make it look so much more presentable, or more “eye-popping” I guess you could say. Thanks!

  7. No, masking fluid cannot be used on canvas or with oils, at all. When I have a more curved, intricate shape to block out, I use an X-Acto knife ( #11 blade ) and trim the shape I require. I do this both on panels and even stretched canvas. The key is using a new, sharp blade and a light touch. It won’t take much to cut through only the tape, avoiding damage to the canvas. I very frequently will draw my subject onto the canvas with pencil, then block it out with tape and trim it to shape.

  8. Hi there wilson…

    i would like to ask if i can use a masking fluid on canvas when masking off a certain area? when i use masking tape i find it hard to mask off when it comes to curves


  9. I agree. We all DO see things differently, so you can interpret things the way you feel is correct. That’s “artistic license”. And what makes art so great is that we all have different styles. Imagine how boring it would be if we all had the same finished outcome.

  10. A slight tinge of yellow in the rays is ok as long as you don’t overdo it. And yes, you can target objects within the rays with an extra shot of highlight, as if they’re “bathed” in it.

  11. Btw I really love light! I love how you paint those lights in the sky .. just wanted to add that to my previous comment ๐Ÿ™‚ It may have come across as critical.. but I just want to learn not to paint just what others teach me but also what I personally see.. Sight is such a personal thing.. think of Vincent van Gogh.. he saw really odd things..maybe because he was a little bit crazy ๐Ÿ˜‰ My point is that we all see different.:-)
    I hope I have the patience to become at least as good as you ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. But.. you always see effect in real life on leaves and the water and what not.. corresponding with what light is outthere.. Can you add that after the sunbeams? Or will that just get messy?.. and I don’t experience sunbeams as white.. is some kind of yellow just as good?

    I am not a pro though, newbie at landscapes.. so anything is difficult as it is.. sometimes I can get really frustrated that i can’t paint what I see in life or in my head.. :-/

  13. I’m not sure what you mean by what color, but if you’re referring to these sunrays, I just use Titanium White. If you mean paint brand, I use Winsor Newton
    ( Winton ) and Daler – Rowney
    ( Georgian ) quite often.

  14. hahaha i tryed yesterday my brother in law asked me to draw a picture that i wanted to become his tattoo and i failed bad but im not that bad in drawning never tryed to paint i will start paint with numbers so i will see how that turns out.

    thanks anyway ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Painting and drawing are “learned” skills. You don’t have to be born with any so-called “gift”. Working on basic principles and practicing them will definitely lead to improvement and growth. Everyone has the capacity to learn this ( or anything else ), but it’s totally reflected in what you put into it. Why not get started today? Find some paints and give it a whirl. You’ll have fun with it!

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