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Joined: 9/9/2006
Msg: 32
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Hi, I have been painting for nearly 40 years now, still enjoy it, even being 70 years old.
Done acrylic and oils. What I do now is I paint my background with acrylics, cause it dries faster. And then start with oil. The best, I think.
Good luck
Joined: 5/2/2012
Msg: 33
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Posted: 1/24/2013 10:11:31 PM
I like your idea Denyse.
do you have your paintings on display anywhere on the internet?
Joined: 1/7/2013
Msg: 34
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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:36:46 AM

I do not know how, lets say,.while painting a flower,...
to get highlights on it without the other paint mixing in.

I believe you have to use Liquid white. That is what worked for me, apparently you can also try Linseed Oil as the top layer of paint must be thinner than the one underneath. Use a good blending brush with a little "air and half a hair" to slightly blend. You should get some great diffusions with that technique (again it worked for me).

The best diffusions are done with watercolor in my experience. They also clean up better and are less waste as you can re-activate them even if they dry on your palette. But no matter what medium used the supplies are expensive either way it seems, and crappy paints are not even worth practice time (again my experience).

I've always had a desire to create stuff, I have enough supplies to stock a store and to keep me busy until I die. Anyone else too?
Joined: 9/24/2012
Msg: 35
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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:47:10 PM
If you are painting wet on wet with oils, then I'd use a different brush for your white area. You need to be very careful if you don't want that section to mix with the next.

Otherwise, yes you need to wait until after a layer underneath is dry. Then you can go your hardest with the lighter coloured area over the top. As a general rule with oils, you are best to paint darkest areas first. Whereas with watercolour you would be concerned with lightest areas first (ie unpainted areas of light or areas of less colour).
Joined: 12/26/2012
Msg: 36
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Posted: 2/1/2013 9:58:20 PM
I just started getting back into illustration.

I also do photography.
Joined: 10/29/2012
Msg: 37
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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:32:04 PM
I love to draw but don't do much painting or digital YET. I need a good tablet with wacom built in. Maybe a surface pro or thinkpad helix. You can see some of my stuff at

I'll have to check some links out here for inspiration!
Joined: 1/19/2013
Msg: 38
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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:43:34 AM
I draw and paint.
Joined: 5/2/2012
Msg: 39
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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:12:40 AM
as a beginner in painting,
I started with acrylics
then tryed oil and went back to repaint of some of the acrylic colors with oil (such as red flowers which I wanted to be bright,...but no matter how many layers of red acylic i used ...they did not get bright enough for the painting)
I find myself not painting enough new paintings because I am constantly going over the beginning ones to "correct" them..or rather to make them more pleasing to the eye.
has anyone else done this as a beginner?

I need some inspiration of what to paint.
I have a few canvases that I have already painted background colors on,..
and even those took time as I blended some of the colors.

I used to do alot of sewing, jewelry making, scrapbooking, card making, wreath making....
and I stopped although I kept the jewelry supplies,
I wanted a new hobby which is why I am taking up painting.
I have always loved to look at art.

thankyou for the tips on painting wet on wet.
do I need to use anything for a base?
also...I have been using oil or linseed to clean brushes....what am I supposed to use?
no art stores close so I need a list before I go into the town with the stores.

Joined: 9/24/2012
Msg: 40
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Posted: 2/8/2013 3:15:26 AM
Generally if cleaning brushes you use for oil painting you would use Turpentine. Otherwise there is a commercially premixed product available here in Australia (I'm sure you'd have similar) that is wonderful and works like a liquid soap (maybe look at an online art supply place).

Alternatively I was told once if using turps to clean your brushes then wash the remainder with Sard Wonder Soap (not sure if you have it). Whichever of these you use: wipe as much paint off the brush first onto a rag or paper. Then when you use the turps, just wipe it on and off with a rag. Alternatively you could put some turps in a jar and let your brushes soak in it for a while, then wipe most of the remainder away and rinse with warm soapy water.

For inspiration, two ideas:

1. Keep a journal of things that inspire you; eg photos from magazines, poems, words, songs etc.

2. Use your camera and take photos of things that appeal to you (maybe keep it in your car to be spontaneous), then look at your photos and crop them. Sometimes even a small section can be all the inspiration you need.

Hope this helps.
Joined: 1/7/2013
Msg: 41
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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:47:29 AM
Odorless turpentine is better, check Wallmart.

Thanks for the link Unpositive, your drawings are unique to say the least...
And FYI overnemen, your link is "Not found"...

Also, travel magazines and National Geo mags are great for inspiration.
Joined: 1/26/2013
Msg: 42
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Posted: 2/12/2013 5:13:09 PM
Personally I find it easier to start out with acrylics first. They to me seemed easier to experiment with techniques and very forgiving I think. Put everyone is different.
Joined: 1/24/2012
Msg: 43
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Posted: 2/16/2013 10:00:22 AM
creating art is my passion in life not happy unless im working with colour lines shapes patterns
the more hours i spend on a drawing the more satisfied creatively i feel what about you?
I have just finished a 5 a4 paged series of ink drawings titled "My favourite Spaces"
each scene is drawn in very small circles with varying sizes tones and shapes to highlight tone form and movement

if your interested i can email you some of my artwork - i would love to see yours
Tracy from Nsw Australia :o)
Joined: 2/8/2013
Msg: 45
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Posted: 2/18/2013 7:59:12 AM
Yes~ all of the above. My mediums change as I continue to evolve.
I started out in advertising design back in the day before computers,
(the old style four color printing presses complete with the dark room)
and ended up in graphic design. I really dont do much today other than paint.

Ive been working in acrylics here in Washington state, but Im sure I will return
to my fave water color pallet soon. The wet weather here makes mediums like oils
take forever to dry. At least I can use my hair dryer to speed along acrylics.

I use many items to recycle and create usable pieces. Our imaginations and the net,
provide endless opportunities in this department.
Joined: 2/8/2013
Msg: 47
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Posted: 2/19/2013 10:34:10 PM
Once ink is down its there. I find water colors to be a medium with push and play.
Do an online search for techniques, and you will find many.
Salt creates one look, while alcohol another. Dont like whats down?
Blot it with water and a paper towel to lighten it up.

Ink is a great fill if you know exactly what you want down. Acrylic washes are fun also.
Gouache is another medium too, that can be quite opaque.
They all can be as transparent as you like.
Paper is another choice. We can be here all day...

My suggestion is get a cheap set of kids water colors, and check em' out.
You might like ink better for what you plan on doing.
Who knows even color pencils are a good fill,
cause you can create more detail.
Joined: 1/13/2013
Msg: 48
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Posted: 2/27/2013 7:14:31 AM
Are there any Stone Sculptors out there?

I have been sculpting stone for a while now and would like to talk and share artwork/techniques/advice on stone sculpting. Message me if you sculpt :)
Joined: 6/24/2012
Msg: 49
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Posted: 3/1/2013 3:19:23 AM
Hey superfunguy. As an aspiring artist/write working to make childrens books/graphic novels, I sas wondering if I could get some specific advice from you.
Joined: 1/31/2013
Msg: 51
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Posted: 3/4/2013 12:57:27 AM
I like sculpting ~!!! Wood ~!!!
turn logs into art...Made a number of sculptures over the years .
There is s couple totem poles on my profile pics ..
Some i paint Indian art , some I let turn grey..
Cedar is great for outdoors,
bugs don't like it , nor does rain bother it.
Native Indian painting is allot of U's and fine straight lines-~!!!
Joined: 1/26/2010
Msg: 52
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Posted: 3/5/2013 2:31:50 PM
"Hey, you want to be an artist? Ain't no money in that" - Si Robertson
Joined: 5/2/2012
Msg: 55
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Posted: 3/9/2013 12:11:12 AM
how is it cheating"?

i am still deciding between the two mediums as new artist.
I feel there is more time for corrections with oils and they are prettier...
so i can see why you would overlay them.

do you paint the background or the entire painting in acrylic first?
oils sure cost more. I just had to buy some.
I cant afford high quality oils until I get some more experience.
Joined: 10/13/2010
Msg: 56
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Posted: 3/9/2013 12:31:08 AM
I work doing graphics and layouts at a Sign shop, so the stifling I get from dealing with customers has lead me to trying more artistic outlets recently. Revisiting drawing/painting...and trying more...creative things. It is therapy, truly. It's tough being an artist in Oklahoma, by any means, so I respect all.
Joined: 4/13/2011
Msg: 57
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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:02:57 AM
I do Illustrations with a focus on the comic book style. I also do a little 3D Animation. I have three pieces on my page as long as POF doesn't delete them.
Joined: 4/26/2010
Msg: 58
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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:33:55 PM
watercolors for me over the last 15 years. transitioning to acrylics and it has been tough in many ways, but also very fun and spontaneous. my biggest problem with acrylics is getting colors the way i want them and i have always considered myself especially skilled in color while working with watercolors.
would appreciate any suggestions from othe acrylic users!
Joined: 12/9/2012
Msg: 59
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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:40:48 PM
Paint and undergraduate degree was in studio art, major in painting, minor in drawing. My favorite painting media are pastels and watercolors, and I like to draw with charcoal or colored pencils, or do ink line drawings. I also enjoy working in mixed media.

I haven't done much lately but am planning to get a workspace set up in the next couple of months so I can get back to it. I'm getting itchy for it :)
Joined: 2/28/2013
Msg: 60
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Posted: 3/12/2013 2:10:39 PM
I dabble...

Still uploading. Also I had a couple of pieces of my art turned into tattoos, one of which is on my profile. (on my arm LOL)
Joined: 11/10/2012
Msg: 61
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Posted: 3/13/2013 3:44:41 PM
You could also cheat a little and use a tablet and a pc. Painter and Photoshop can create the same effects as real charcoal and can also add "tooth" to your digital canvas. It also comes with the benefit of no mess ;)
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