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Title: Lamp
Post by: scouserl41 on November 24, 2018, 08:14:00 PM
Ever since I did the glazing lesson and saw what a beautiful painting the lamp was I've wanted to do more. All summer I've been taking pictures of lamps wherever I've found them. I finally painted one!

This is 8 x 10 oils over acrylics on canvas. I didn't use the same glazing over the gray rendering, but painted it in color from the start.

Brian
Title: Re: Lamp
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 25, 2018, 12:08:42 AM
Casts a nice glow, Brian.

aloha

mea
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Post by: EmmaLee on November 25, 2018, 01:26:50 AM
Your lamp looks great, Brian. How did you like doing the oil over acrylic? I have seen a lot of artists do that and have been tempted to give it a try.
Title: Re: Lamp
Post by: scouserl41 on November 25, 2018, 07:04:21 PM
Give it a go Emmalee, there's nothing magic or mystic about it. Paint it fairly roughly in acrylics to cover the canvas then refine it in oils. The great thing is the acrylics dry fast so you can get the oils on within an hour or so. Just don't thin the acrylics too far using only water it can leave them with a poor bond to the canvas. Use either an acrylic glazing medium or something similar or clear hair gel. Yes HAIR GEL! It's vegetable gelatin the same as the base for the acrylics. Add a little water to it to thin it then add that to the acrylic paint. Works for me!!
Brian
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Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2018, 10:49:36 PM
Brian, I am just loving your work, you are doing so well.   Patricia
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Post by: scouserl41 on December 02, 2018, 11:42:59 PM
Thank you Patricia.
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Post by: liz on December 03, 2018, 01:02:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Really nice work, Brian! -Liz
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Post by: scouserl41 on December 03, 2018, 01:25:37 PM
Thanks Liz, I was just thinking about you.
I was going thru my drawing stuff and couldn't figure out where half of my pencils had gone. I do give them to kids who come over to watch me draw and paint so I thought that's where they had gone.

When I got home Barbara wanted to sort out some closets in our new RV and my art closet was one of them! As I emptied everything out I found a black case full of pencils. In it was your card. It was the case you so kindly gave me a year ago when we met in Honolulu.

It all came rushing back, meeting you and your husband and Mary Anne and her husband. The art show,
Now I found your card again I must send you the drawing of the Jaguar I promised you!!
Brian
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Post by: nolan on December 17, 2018, 12:11:43 AM
Looks fabulous Brian - you have really captured the light effect beautifully :congrats:
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Post by: Val on January 12, 2019, 08:18:16 PM
Lovely painting Brian, has nice atmosphere from the glow of the lamp. Wonderful work on the floor and wall as well.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on January 13, 2019, 08:23:22 AM
Your lamp looks fantastic!  :clap:  :clap:. Which lesson do you mean, Brian?
I tried oils over acrylics in my last rain forest painting, since the buyer wanted it in oils. I am starting to like oils.
Tell me, please, you mentioned hair gel to mix with acrylics? Any special name?
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Post by: nolan on January 13, 2019, 10:27:01 PM
Use either an acrylic glazing medium or something similar or clear hair gel. Yes HAIR GEL! It's vegetable gelatin the same as the base for the acrylics. Add a little water to it to thin it then add that to the acrylic paint. Works for me!!
Wow, that's a new one. Never heard of that before. Will have to give it a try.
I think I will use Dennis' hair gel as he doesn't need it anymore ???
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Post by: Val on January 13, 2019, 11:56:37 PM
 :doh:     Oy!       :2funny:
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Post by: scouserl41 on January 14, 2019, 03:33:51 AM
The hair gel was from the $1store nothing special except it was clear not colored.
Brian
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Post by: Gita on January 14, 2019, 06:34:41 AM
Use either an acrylic glazing medium or something similar or clear hair gel. Yes HAIR GEL! It's vegetable gelatin the same as the base for the acrylics. Add a little water to it to thin it then add that to the acrylic paint. Works for me!!
Wow, that's a new one. Never heard of that before. Will have to give it a try.
I think I will use Dennis' hair gel as he doesn't need it anymore ???
:2funny: :2funny:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on February 17, 2019, 05:20:53 PM
I like it Brian-ups  i have to try this hair gel ,if it works for you .....i will see
it is very nice painting :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on February 17, 2019, 05:23:06 PM
You captured the light extremely well.   :yippee:
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