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Reply #60 on: August 03, 2017, 05:19:48 AM
Brave you for trying oils Sharon, and a fabulouse job you have done with the rose  :clap:

\I have very little patience for the waiting to dry period so it will be the last on my list of to dos, but I like its ability for me to move it around  unlike watercolour that has a mind of its own in my hands.  :2funny:
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Reply #61 on: August 03, 2017, 02:28:06 PM
what you want to do to help you steady your hand is use one of your large brushes as a mahl stick O0
alternately a glass of wine also helps ??? >:D


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Reply #62 on: August 08, 2017, 08:06:26 PM
 :thankyou: Win! And I'm using water based oils, which seem to be drying pretty fast. Or maybe it's the 95 degree temps here!! And since I have no idea what a mahl stick is, Nolan, I'll go with your suggestion of a glass of wine!!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #63 on: August 09, 2017, 04:07:22 AM
A mahl stick is used to rest/steady your hand when working across a painting, also stops you putting your hand, arm, elbow in the wet paint. Or in my case... pastel.  :whistle:   I just use a long dowel with a small rubber ball on the end covered with tape.

There are all kinds of gadgety ones that attach to easels in the art shops.
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Reply #64 on: August 09, 2017, 06:42:53 PM
Well done Sharon don't see anything to change  :clap:

I tried oils and also found them messy and smelly, although they do allow you to blend the colours on the canvas. I'm sticking to acrylics and watercolour.   
Regarding painting the the edges of the canvas place some cans or other  objects under it to hold it free and just paint  around the edges and then let dry. But if you are framing  the canvas then I don't think you need to worry
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Reply #65 on: August 10, 2017, 05:32:11 PM
You have done a wonderful rose.  Oil is not messy... but acrylic is  :2funny:
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Reply #66 on: August 16, 2017, 03:16:10 PM
Thanks Teresa and Annie! And water based oils don't smell and are much easier to clean up!! Val-I saw Nolan use a large paintbrush in the spoons class to prop up his arm - I'll be trying that!!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #67 on: August 22, 2017, 11:04:05 AM
I used my hake brush until I could get a dowel.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #68 on: August 23, 2017, 03:01:59 PM
I'm still inclined to go with Nolan's first suggestion - a glass of wine!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #69 on: August 24, 2017, 02:01:09 PM
 :yippee:


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Reply #70 on: September 07, 2017, 12:47:53 PM
Sharon, Your rose looks fantastic considering you are new to oils! The colour of the rose and the shadings are really so good!
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Reply #71 on: September 07, 2017, 01:11:09 PM
Thanks Gita! Starting on the calla lily now! Flowers in oil are so pretty!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #72 on: September 09, 2017, 03:37:51 AM
Yep a glass of wine sounds like the better option  :2funny:
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Reply #73 on: September 10, 2017, 11:49:11 AM
Sharon:  Your rose is awesome.  You have done a beautiful job.  Keep painting oils.   :clap: :clap:
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Reply #74 on: September 10, 2017, 02:46:24 PM
Indeed, Win! And thanks Kathy!! Working on the calla lily now. Much more challenging!
Cheers,
Sharon


 

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