Brenda Osborne
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  • Victor Harbor, South Australia
  • Australia
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Framing Oil Paintings?
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I have decided to frame an oil painting and put it behind glass, I would appreciate some advice from members whether I should still varnish said painting.  I intend to have a mount put around the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Osborne Oct 26, 2012.

"Artists Block"
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Has anyone any ideas that can help me. Have been ill for a few weeks, and have just got back to painting again.  Started one last weekend of a hidden pool amongst a lot of greenery, with rocks also,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eileen McConkey Oct 9, 2012.

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I have just completed my first major painting in acrylics and would welcome critique from anyone, but am unsure how to download the photo, do I go into Blogs  or just photos.....I know, I think I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Osborne Feb 21, 2012.

Hello from beautiful Victor Harbor, South Australia
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Hi my name is Brenda, have been painting for at least 40 years, and been relatively successful with various public exhibitions.  I have found Richards online painting lessons extremely informative. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Osborne Feb 15, 2012.

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How would you categorize your painting style?
tradional
Which medium do you prefer? eg. oils, acrylics, etc.
oils, gouache and now trying out acrylics
Are you a full time artist?
Part Time
Who are your favourite 2 artists?
do not have any favourites, love most paintings except abstract
Do you have any goals for your painting?
to be the best I can be, so trying hard all the time

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At 23:27 on October 19, 2013, Kim Hayes said…

Thanks Brenda for your kind comments

At 4:17 on September 25, 2013, Kim Hayes said…

Thanks Brenda for your friends request..delighted to accept.

Glad your taking up ( or going back to ) watercolours. Its a wonderful medium and recommend that a limited pallet has all the challenges you need.

Kind regards

Kim

At 6:35 on September 24, 2013, Kim Hayes said…

Hi Brenda,

Re the stretching. I have for years experimented with the best application and making sure only enough water is soaked both on the paper as well as the tape.

Step one. I soak my paper for about 5 minuets in a plastic container 

Step 2. Whilst this is soaking I just lay a small amount of  water of the board( using a cloth ). Not too much but sufficient to dampen it.

Step 3. While the time is ticking away,  cut ordinary brown gummed paper into the 4 lengths.

Last step. Pull the paper out of the water and let it drip from one corner until it almost stops, lay in on the board and apply the tape.... Note.. do not add water to the tape....Then use the damp cloth to press into the tape getting very slightly damp. From there leave it about 12 hrs + and all should be good!!!  Hope that helps.. good painting!

At 8:26 on September 22, 2013, Kim Hayes said…

Hi Brenda.

Thanks so much for your kind comments. I use Bockingford cold press 140lbs / 300gsm. All my paintings - whether I plein air or sit in the studio - are stretched. This gives me the confidence to throw as much paint as I want at it and not having it buckle, also if there's a change in an area I can scrub out without it damaging the top surface. Hope this helps

Keep up your lovely work

At 23:54 on December 13, 2012, debbie piro said…

hi Brenda, Thank you so much, I wish you and your family all the very Best Wishes for the Christmas season. Happy new year to you and lets hope it a good year all round. :-)

At 19:49 on October 9, 2012, Riya said…

Brenda, Thank you so much for your friendrequest. I concider it  an honour to call you my friend.

At 15:00 on March 27, 2012, Lyndon Baxter said…

Brenda, thanks for your kind words...this is only the second portrait I have attempted but the first one was very small, this one was more of a challenge but I am very pleased with it and fortunately, its a very strong likeness to Graham. I did it as a gift for him and his wife, they have not seen it yet only the work in progress which I uploaded a couple of weeks ago.

At 21:40 on March 22, 2012, Dorian Aronson said…

Thank you very much Brenda for friendship............I can't paint worth a darn but I am having fun trying! Happy painting to you.  I wish I could paint as well as you.  Smiles to you dor:))

At 14:15 on March 17, 2012, Lyndon Baxter said…

Good on you Brenda, how many of us are willing to go back?

Glad you like the Interactive paints, I've been using them now for a couple of years and really like them. You can use oils on top of acrylics but not the other way round.

I have just started experimenting with water-soluble oils and when I'm a bit more familiar with them, I intend painting over some of my old acrylic paintings to see if I can improve them. I have a friend who does all of his paintings this way, ie. acrylic then finishing off with the oils.

 
 
 

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