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BeaSue

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on: July 14, 2017, 09:08:42 AM
I've decided to break out  for a little fun in a whole new direction--finger painting, using Holbein's water-soluble Duo Aqua Oil paints! I am taking some lessons (video + book) by Iris Scott.

This is my first piece (a lesson). It's on a 16" x 20" canvas panel. Took me about 3 hours. I can't think of anything more different from my usual watercolors. So much fun!

--Susan

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Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 09:49:04 AM
Thats terrific Sue, and all done with the fingers  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 10:36:30 AM
Thanks, Win!

Iris Scott is a great teacher. Here is her website. You can see the entire video that I used for this, and you can order her book from Amazon. The paint is a little pricey. I spent $300 to buy all the paints needed for this one + most of the examples in her book, but I think it's worth it. These are high quality paints.

http://www.irisscottfineart.com/
--Susan

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Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 01:38:14 PM
Susan,

Looks like delightful fun.  Lots of brilliant color!

aloha

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Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 04:06:41 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Susan, your finger painting is excellent.  I love the "textured" effect, in fact, I would love to do textured flowers at some point.


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Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 07:04:30 PM
Thank you, Patricia. When I learned about finger painting with oils, I knew I needed to break out and try this. It's a very freeing feeling.
--Susan

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Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 08:34:30 PM
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Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 12:55:23 AM
 :clap: Lovely Susan!

What a coincidence :heeha: ! Great minds think alike, I just started the Koi Lesson too. Wish me luck!


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Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 06:54:00 AM
Can't wait to see yours, too, V! Do you have her book?

I plan to do several more, over the next few weeks. My problem is that I live in a townhouse and just don't have a place to store a lot of oil paintings while waiting for them to dry. Otherwise, I'd probably want to do a lot more.
--Susan

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Reply #9 on: July 22, 2017, 09:18:40 AM
Wow..finger painting, I am impressed.  I like it alot! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 11:48:33 AM
thanks for your kind comments!

Here is my second finger painting lesson. I'm still having fun!

--Susan

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Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 12:18:08 PM
 :heeha: Love these Susan! One thing I have never tried as yet is a koi pond. I love looking at them. The colours in your lady in the leaves are great, very autumnal. Love her yellow boots! I'll bet you are having a lot of fun doing these.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

If it's possible to get your hands in and get mucky I love it. No more mediums for me, (for now  >:D ) I'm getting in quite the mess as it is!  ;)
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Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 12:36:30 PM
Thanks, Val. In confess that I do wear surgical gloves when doing this, but it is a lot of fun. I'll only be doing 2 more. I don't have enough space to store oil paintings.
--Susan

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Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 12:48:23 PM
I used to love the feel of squishing the paint through my fingers in my much younger years... truth be told, I probably still would!  :heeha:

That is a constant concern with oils, storage is a big factor.  :tongue:

I look forward to seeing your next creation.  :clap:
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Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 12:59:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Susan, I love the autumn colours but makes me shiver when I think of Fall as I don't want our Summer to end just yet.


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