September 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Saving Oil Paint

Saving oil paint is always on the oil artist mind. (my opinion)

Everyone has heard how well putting paint in the freezer works, and I did that successfully for years.  Living in a motor home with a small freezer made that no longer work for me too well.

Next I heard about paint under water.  Surprisingly it works, and I did not need to refrigerate. I have some small Carmex Lip Gloss (stuff)  (the jar is 1.25" wide and 1" tall--small).  I can scrape up my little dabs and wipe…

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Added by Roena King on September 15, 2013 at 10:55 — 18 Comments

Painting mediums

Hey everyone, I am a bit confused, or uncertain about using painting mediums.

I noticed Richard using some walnut oil, so I got some to try. I have read so many different things about medium, but most people talk about how it makes the paint dry faster. I am interested in making the paint flow, or be thinner like Richard thins his darks. I guess my concern is using too much or not knowing when to use paint thinner instead of oil medium. I hear people say to paint thick on thin or fat…

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Added by Christine Lewis on September 5, 2013 at 13:13 — 9 Comments

Fox Hunt in the Flemish Style

Thought I'd post what I'm working on..a painting based on a photo from Marily on Paint my Photo.

I'll put up the series of steps from drawing through where I am at present..color layer..working on enriching the colors ad details & debating re how detailed i should get with the dogs & riders..any thoughts/comments/critiques are most welcome!!

Source photo:…

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Added by Lori Ippolito on September 4, 2013 at 16:21 — No Comments

Fox Hunt WIP2

The color layer has taken ages to dry between layers..I began using liquin in the last few passes of color & it's been better..Not sure how detailed I want to go with the dogs & riders..this is the color layer's progress:…

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Added by Lori Ippolito on September 4, 2013 at 15:00 — 9 Comments

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