Hiya! I’m using 1/4” hardboard primed with acrylic “gesso,” mixed with a little black acrylic paint.
Hi Gus. In the past few videos, I’m using titanium white, napthol red, pthalo blue, and Indian yellow. I don’t usually use a primary palette, but I’m really enjoying mixing from these strong colors. I particularly like the way the napthol red mixes with the pthalo blue. It makes an almost-black purple that’s kind of like ball point pen ink.
A lot of the same “rules” apply when approaching oils. Start with big shapes then move to small shapes. This can be as simple as using a large brush before using a smaller one. Take advantage of the dimensionality of the oils. If you’re making a hard edge, lay that paint on thick to exaggerate that edge. There’s so many ways to use oils, so you kind of have to figure out what works for you. I try to avoid using medium in order to keep the paint thick, but others achieve amazing watercolor-like effects by thinning the paint. Good luck!