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Title: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Toolman on October 08, 2016, 02:57:13 AM
I have not submitted anything for a long time but liked the idea of the water mixable oils. Unfortunately I haven't had my painting gear for six months and this is my way back in. The paints are a cheapo brand but worked ok and I had to rip an A4 canvas page  out to get something to paint on. I didn't have the correct colours so just worked with what I had and made up a few so I could knock this up this afternoon.
All my previous stuff has been acrylics. Good topic and instruction thanks Nolan, when I get all my gear back I will have a decent crack at it.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on October 08, 2016, 06:47:21 AM
Nice job on the Macaw, Toolman. This painting was a lot of fun to do. How do you like the WAMO paints?
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 08, 2016, 09:00:13 AM
Toolman,

You certainly did well with the Make-do supplies you had to work with.

Great background.  Lots of texture to the parrot.  Good eye.

Nice work.

Hope to stay around for a long time.  Want to see more of your work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Val on October 08, 2016, 01:20:00 PM
 :heeha: Hey Toolman!!! Great to see you back.

Great job here, especially with all the shortcomings! Looking forward to seeing more works from you.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Toolman on October 11, 2016, 10:35:15 PM
Thanks Steve, Mea and Val for your interest and time. Steve I am beginning to enjoy some of the attributes of water mixable oil.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Happychappy on October 19, 2016, 04:33:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Toolman, your Macaw is very well done.  I also love your background.   Great job.




Patricia
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 19, 2016, 07:15:24 PM
 :clap: I agree with Patricia. your Macaw is beautiful. Very well done.  ;)
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: JayJ on October 19, 2016, 11:22:42 PM
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: nolan on October 24, 2016, 12:09:51 PM
You have done a beautiful job Toolman :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 07, 2017, 12:56:18 AM
Lovely WAMO painting Toolman!
I discovered Cobra WAMOs in my drawer and intend to learn to use these with Nolans teaching.
Have just started and since I don't have experience with oils at all, I am liking these WAMOS very much. Especially the idea of washing brushes with water.
This is my start. Nolan, thank you for all the wonderful information and class.
I am sharing the process of painting with you. All comments are welcome.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 07, 2017, 07:45:39 AM
Looks like you are off to a good start, Gita.  Background looks good.  Nice beak.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Val on April 07, 2017, 10:08:30 AM
Marvelous start Gita!  O0 Your detailing on the face is looking very good. For a first go you are off to an excellent start.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 07, 2017, 12:54:51 PM
Thanks Mea and Val. At present I have this crazy feeling- it's almost a craving to be creative.
So I started the WAMOs.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 07, 2017, 03:26:23 PM
Nice start, Gita! I had a lot of fun painting this macaw. Can't wait to see your finished work. :)
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 07, 2017, 10:34:10 PM
I saw your Macaw in your gallery Steve, its beautiful! You´ve got the blues right. I did not have cerrluian, for this and other reasons the blue feathers are not so good. So I have to work on the blue feathers and make more depth.
Since I am not painting alla prima anyway, I am not having problems with colour mixes on the canvas. But I am realizing that WAMOS need a continued cleaning of the palette! So I find it a bit messier than WC (I am a complete novice to oils)

This is the continuation.

Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 07, 2017, 10:53:48 PM
Gita,

Your parrot is coming along well.  I can see where cerulean blue would give you a wider range of blue for the feathers.  yet, the blue you are using is lovely.

Good job.  Stick with it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 08, 2017, 12:15:57 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Val on April 08, 2017, 04:54:14 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 09, 2017, 12:02:19 PM
I have almost finished the Macaw. Made the background a bit different. Some more finishing touches maybe. I would appreciate any crits or comments to my first oil ( WAMO)

Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 09, 2017, 12:17:06 PM
Wonderful job, Gita!  :clap:  :clap: :clap: I wouldn't add any more. :)
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 09, 2017, 12:30:07 PM
 :thankyou: Steve! Glad I made this class.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: lynn p. on April 09, 2017, 05:18:59 PM
Hi Toolman--Love what you did.  I have Holbein water mixables and liked them but back using regular oils with spike lavendar as a medium so they have a nice odor.  Loved the clean up of mixables though.


Gita--I like your painting and the darks you added to the blue feathers!
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 09, 2017, 10:50:06 PM
Thank you Steve. Thought the background is not calm...it competes with the bird.... should I change it?  :-\

Thank Lynn. That's nice information- spike lavender... I don't mind it if it smells good. But the brushes do need to be washed in turps?
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 10, 2017, 04:56:08 AM
Yeah, you might want to consider toning it down. Nolan used neat Sap Green from Daler-Rowney It give the painting a nice dark background. That's what I used. I like the bias of the Daler-Rowney. The green is a little more biased to the red, whereas most of the others are are more biased to the yellow. You could mix your own by combining phthalo green and red iron oxide or burnt sienna.

Just to add my two cents....I believe you can use the lavender spike oil to clean your brushes. I've never used it, but I do use odorless mineral spirits (OMS) to remove most of the paint, followed by Murphy's Oil Soap. There is also Turpenoid, which is an odorless turpentine, but the OMS is supposed to be the least toxic. Not sure if you can get Murphy's Oil Soap in Deutschland, but any other mild soap or brush cleaner will do. :)
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 10, 2017, 12:03:11 PM
Changed the background to its original look. A lot better to have an inconspicuous background. But the Macaw looks a bit angry.. :2funny:
Any opinion to this from anybody? Steve, I would appreciate an opinion from you.

Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 10, 2017, 01:35:38 PM
Yes, Gita, the background looks very nice now.  As for the angry look, I think it looks real.  Did you ever see a smiling macaw?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 10, 2017, 03:30:22 PM
Yes, Gita, much better. Now all the focus is on the bird. Beautiful job!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Val on April 10, 2017, 04:53:37 PM
 :eek: uh-oh....somebody stole his nut!  ;)

Beautiful job Gita, well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: EmmaLee on April 11, 2017, 03:27:46 AM
Beautiful painting, Gita! The background is much better now that it's less distracting. 
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 11, 2017, 03:53:41 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Mea, Steve and Emma-Lee. :D
Steve special thanks for your detailed answer.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Toolman on April 13, 2017, 04:20:13 AM
Great job on this Gita, nothing wrong with an angry macaw. Its good to try different things and just work them out
with the help from the contributors to this forum.
Thanks Lynn for your comments, I have drifted back to Acrylics but still have the WMOs in the top drawer ready for another try. I did use the WMOs for a small portrait of one of my many grandchildren which was very challenging.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: liz on April 13, 2017, 08:36:41 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: O0 I love the feather work! I've used Artisan WMO oils for years and would not ever consider toxic solvents for cleaning. A bar of olive oil soap is what I use for cleaning which also conditions the brushes. -Liz
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on April 13, 2017, 12:00:19 PM
Thank you Tool man. Wamos are interesting for me since I am a bit sensitive to strong smells like turps. I hope the colours are as vibrant as real oils.
Thank you Liz. I shall check for your Wamos in your gallery.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: TeresaM on April 15, 2017, 12:22:18 AM
Nice painting and the darker background is better.  :clap:
Mea you always make me laugh.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 12, 2017, 10:15:55 AM

Whew - this was fun to paint, and I LOVE water oils!! I'm still struggling with the "flick" technique, and still learning to brush lightly at times (that's challenging.) This reminds me so much of paintings I see in Puerto Vallarta! Any suggestions??
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Happychappy on August 12, 2017, 11:30:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Sharon, you have done a great job on the Macaw.  Patricia
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 12, 2017, 01:03:37 PM
Wow, Sharon.  This is so bright and fun to look at.  Nice background.

How do you like the water-soluable oils?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 12, 2017, 01:06:36 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Mea! Nolan's teaching of this medium is fantastic! Hard not to create a great painting if you just follow what he does. And I LOVE the water soluble oils. Less odor, easier to clean up, same vibrancy. I'm going to use them on the spoons painting Nolan has on YouTube next!
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 12, 2017, 03:44:06 PM
Oh, I did the spoon painting, Sharon.   Just looked at it posted on the FORUM..  Hey, I did a pretty good job.  It was a fun lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 12, 2017, 04:34:07 PM
That's why I want to try it! The ones folks posted are amazing!!!
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: nolan on August 13, 2017, 02:09:07 PM
beautiful work Sharon :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Tip - the feather "hairs" painted in the yellow area must be short flicks. That will give you the impression of even more detail O0
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 14, 2017, 09:23:38 AM
Thank you, Nolan! I'll work on those shorter "flicks" - they're harder than they sound!
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: nolan on August 14, 2017, 02:08:31 PM
you can do it :gl:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: TeresaM on August 15, 2017, 12:45:55 AM
Wow Sharon an great painting  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 15, 2017, 08:37:14 AM

Thanks Teresa! So I tried adding more flicks of yellow, but not sure it's showing over the original yellow paint. Let me know if you see a difference, please.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: nolan on August 16, 2017, 12:52:45 AM
not a major difference, but don't worry too much with this painting, it fabulous as is O0 so just remember for next time
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Toolman on August 16, 2017, 02:04:47 AM
Sharon your Macaw and background look great to me. You are correct about the instruction for this, it was very helpful and easy to follow.
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 16, 2017, 03:12:19 PM
Thanks Toolman! And I'll definitely remember for the future, Nolan!
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Val on August 19, 2017, 08:15:14 AM
 :yippee:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 19, 2017, 03:23:36 PM
Thank you, Val!!
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Win on August 20, 2017, 05:02:16 PM
Well done Sharon  :clap:
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 21, 2017, 12:23:22 PM
 :thankyou: Win!
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: Gita on August 21, 2017, 12:40:43 PM
Sharon, your Macaw is so vibrant! Well done!
Title: Re: Water mixable oils - Macaw
Post by: dennis on August 21, 2017, 10:05:00 PM
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