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thegrindre

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Reply #15 on: September 23, 2011, 09:47:20 AM
Here's the latest developments, folks. I've changed it to be a pond and thought I'd share the progress as I experiment with these SoHo paints and with some of the painting techniques I've learned here from Nolan and Dennis.

Coverage is great! All colors seem to be opaque and cover up an under painting very well. I don't have to 'scrub' very hard to fill in all the canvas texture or when painting over another under painting. Matter of fact, I did very little scrubbing and just used comfortable back and forth brush strokes to do the job.
As mentioned above, these paints are smoother and creamier then other brands right out of the tube.
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Reply #16 on: September 23, 2011, 12:24:19 PM
Interesting how these paints work Rick.
This has the potential for a very nice painting....personally I was looking forward to the stone wall.  ::)
So, what will it be...a duck...boat........
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Reply #17 on: September 23, 2011, 03:51:55 PM
 :2funny:  :2funny:  :2funny: This actually started out to be railroad tracks fading off into the horizon BUT, when I started to 'lay the rail' I said NOPE, I ain't gonna lay all those ties perfectly straight then the rails them selves soooo, I quickly turned it into a pond...  :2funny:  :2funny:  :2funny:
Probably just a dock...

I'd really recommend this paint to those who wanted to save a buck or wanted to try out oils. When they're not on sale, Jerry's only sells 'em for $2 a tube.
I'd like to see one of our professionals around here give this stuff a try and tell us what they really think.
I don't know enough about paints to really give 'em a good/bad assessment.
I know what they do for me and I love 'em.
Longevity issue? Unknown at this time but they don't say Student on the tube anywhere...
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Reply #18 on: September 23, 2011, 08:22:25 PM
I was not worried about the cost of the paint - what I was trying to do was to train you into seeing what you can do to upgrade the painting into a work of art - to get you to copy what I showed you in the modified picture.

Pity you painted it over - it had the makings of a good painting. You were too hasty.
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Reply #19 on: September 24, 2011, 01:50:59 AM
Thank you, Dennis, for trying to help. I do get a bit impulsive sometimes especially when I have other things in mind. Sorry 'bout that...  ???
I'll change it back to a stone wall... I don't really know enough about vegetation, at this time, to make this thing look very good, anyway.
I rather liked the stone wall, too.

I'm also interested in finding out if this paint will crack as more layers are applied on top of one another as it did with my beetle painting.
I think I'll try to fix that painting this weekend with these SoHo paints as well.

Gee, I have a number of projects going on. I have another painting I started that I haven't shared with everybody, yet too. (It's been drying for the past few days and still as wet as can be.)
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Reply #20 on: September 24, 2011, 07:16:18 AM
Rick, You have sold me on trying these paints. I just can't pass up the great price. I want to try my hand at oils but hate to waste money on more expensive paints. I know I will have waste. So I will be getting the big 8 and going for it. I just need to find some canvases for cheap.

I will try and follow up with my thoughts on the quality of product. If all else fails they will make for cheap learning tools. :D
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Reply #21 on: September 24, 2011, 07:21:10 AM
EXACTLY!!! Yesiree, give 'em a try by all means, Smokie. I'm liking these paints so well that I'm hoping they have a good longevity to them, too.
I bought the 6 basic colors and a big tube of white.

Here's a direct link...

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/oil-color-paints-and-mediums/soho-urban-artist-oil-colors-and-sets/soho-urban-artist-oil-colors.htm
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Reply #22 on: September 24, 2011, 07:59:33 PM
Hope I get to you in time :whistle:
Don't change that painting again - paint a new on this principle shown you.
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Reply #23 on: September 25, 2011, 03:18:47 AM
 :oops: You didn't... Sorry...
Please understand that I'm not really painting a painting here. I'm experimenting and playing around with these SoHo paints to see what they'll do and how the colors interact with each other. I'm applying layers on top of other layers to learn what happens with that aspect and all the other little things that can be done with paints.
These are inexpensive paints but seem to be very good in quality and I can 'slop it around' and it won't hurt my wallet.
What I'm doing is 'letting it all hang out' at $.99 a tube instead of $6 a tube. (I'm free, I'm free..  :2funny: )

Now, I have started another painting with SoHo paints and I'll post that one for help and advice. (If you're still willing to offer...)
I've also touched up an acrylic painting with these paints, too.
I'm also waiting for another to dry so I can continue with SoHo instead of the original paints I started it with.
And, I've fixed my Beetle painting as well so, I have a number of projects going utilizing SoHo oil paints at the present time.

I only hope you can sit back and not cringe too much while I play-a-way as I slop this stuff around on the canvas.  ;D

You're a sweetheart, Dennis and I appreciate all you're trying to do for me, really. I love you both...  :flowers:
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Reply #24 on: September 25, 2011, 11:03:38 AM
sounds good, when do lift the veil so we can see them?  ??? :)


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Reply #25 on: September 25, 2011, 11:42:35 AM
I know full well what you are doing - been in the game long enough to know that even an experimental painting can very well turn out to be a winner  :clap: :clap:

Even when experimenting paint as it this one is going to be be the very best you have painted so far. Work this way and you will find that your progress will improve exponentially. S0   -   go for it ;)

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Reply #26 on: September 26, 2011, 06:01:24 AM
I had all the paints in my shopping cart this weekend and did not pull the trigger. You see I went to the local store and purchased another brand of oils recently. They were about &6.00 a tube and cost me 40% less on sale. I got the 3 primary and a white. Some linseed oil and some mineral spirits. I put them away in my paint basket and decided to finish my current acrylic works to get the practice.

Well, when I chose not to buy these it was because I already had paint here. It seemed dumb to buy more paints when the seal wasn't broken on the others. However I started my first oil piece last night and I love the way oils move on the canvas. They actually stay wet while you are still painting. hahaha. I feel so confident that I will move on to oils, that I know I won't be wasting money on sale priced oils. It will only make it that much easier to let the paint fly and feel the freedom with out the guilt of cost.

I will be ordering SOHO this week for sure. Just to good to not buy and play with.

I am glad you mentioned them and are giving us the feedback.
Will Evans


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Reply #27 on: September 26, 2011, 08:22:40 AM
Always glad to help out if I can.

Ya, aren't oils wonderful to paint with? You can even take a break for lunch or something and still come back an hour or two later and still push the paint around or change something later.
You'll love 'em as time goes on.

These SoHo oils dry much faster then the other brands do. My paintings are kinda dry the next day or two which I really like a lot. I can jump right in and go another round without having to wait a week or more to add highlights or shadows and stuff.

Although, I think Idda bought the $.99 SoHo paints for trying things out first instead of the $6 jobs.  ;)

Have fun,
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Reply #28 on: September 26, 2011, 11:58:23 AM
OK, folks, here's the stone wall back again...
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Reply #29 on: September 26, 2011, 04:08:44 PM
 ;D

okay so now you can do the shadings that Dennis showed you O0


 

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