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post #11 of Old 05-17-2011, 01:30 PM
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I suggest buying starting with the Bob Ross instructional materials. you remember that curly haired, bearded guy who used to paint on tv. You can even watch them on youtube now.
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post #12 of Old 05-17-2011, 01:38 PM
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My father paints with oil. Never touched a brush. He uses blades in great sweeping strokes. It works for him.
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post #14 of Old 01-10-2012, 10:21 AM
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Fast Drying Alkyds.

Go to DickBlick.com and try "alkyds" instead of oil. Basically, they are a modified oil that dries overnight. It handles just like oils.

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The one thing i hated about oil was how long it took to dry! OMG!
I did like how much easier it was than acrylic to alter/change & the way it mixed & blended. It's been years since i used oil though & i didn't have all the tools either (just paint & brushes lol) I found it easy to get the hang of though & you can paint on different sorts of paper/canvas without much difficulty because it doesn't absorb (for hard surfaces or glass i wouldn't recommend it though).
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I just started oil painting a few months ago. The vibrancy and shine are beautiful, but it takes forever to dry and that can be annoying especially if you are painting in layers.
To start out I would suggest doing the underpainting in acrylic, as it dries faster. The top layer would be oil and it would still have that beautiful professional look that oil gives a painting.

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For recent paintings, your problem is more likely a build-up of dust, smoke, pet hair, dander, and even bacterial or fungal growth. In this case, make sure none of the paint is ready to come off the canvas or board, meaning that it doesn't exhibit any cracks or flakes. Then you can carefully dust the surface with a very soft, dry bristle brush, such as a baby toothbrush or shaving cream brush.

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post #17 of Old 02-01-2012, 06:56 AM
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Any advice about cleaning an oil painting that's covered in dust or yellowed varnish must come with a major disclaimer. More than other kinds of do-it-yourself projects, cleaning oil paintings should really be trusted to expert conservators. Furthermore, altering true antiques almost always decreases their value, whether or not they look better to you.



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A portrait artist creates artistic depictions of people in which the subject’s face usually serves as the work’s focal point. Though the range of formats in which portraits can be done is essentially limited only by the artist’s imagination, the most traditional media for this type of artwork include painting, sculpture

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post #19 of Old 06-16-2012, 01:19 PM
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Hi all, I am new in this forum, I am a painter from Bulgaria and I also sell wooden frames of best quality, if anyone has interest this is my website: www. europeframes.com no pressure
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post #20 of Old 09-05-2012, 05:41 AM
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What do you think of this guy? saatchionline.com/CiprianDanciu
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